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On March 26th SurveyUSA [link fixed] released a 600 sample poll of adults taken in Missouri from March 20th through the 22nd showing the approval numbers for Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Kit Bond (r). The margin of error is 4.1%.

The poll was sponsored by KCTV in Kansas City.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Claire McCaskill is doing as United States Senator?

All

49% – approve

44% – disapprove

7% – not sure

Democrats [41% of sample]

68% – approve

25% – disapprove

7% – not sure

republicans [31% of sample]

23% – approve

72% – disapprove

4% – not sure

Independents [20% of sample]

46% – approve

46% – disapprove

8% – not sure

Compared to February Claire McCaskill’s approval numbers have dropped. There is significant erosion among Democrats and republicans. The approval among Independents remains unchanged (an even split).

Let’s look at the March numbers for Kit Bond:

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kit Bond is doing as United States Senator?

All

53% – approve

39% – disapprove

9% – not sure

Democrats [41% of sample]

42% – approve

50% – disapprove

8% – not sure

republicans [31% of sample]

73% – approve

21% – disapprove

6% – not sure

Independents [20% of sample]

40% – approve

46% – disapprove

13% – not sure

The senior senator, he of pork and earmarks, has also had a significant erosion in approval numbers. The decline in approval among Independents when compared to the February numbers is remarkable.