The latest SurveyUSA job approval rankings have been release and Tim Johnson continues to hover around the top 10 of all US Senators coming in at number 10 this month. John Thune by the way came in at 61 percent which was good for 42nd place.
Knowing what it’s like to be around 70 percent, Governor Rounds might want to think real hard about leaving the cushy new Governor’s mansion for a run at Johnson in 2008 if in fact the rumors are correct. Just ask Jack Billion and Bruce Whalen what it’s like to run against a popular incumbent in this state (Sorry Tom, I said popular).
On a similar note to being popular, Chad over at CCK has a piece on the Stephanie Herseth article in Esquire that highlights something the extremely popular Herseth might want to re-consider if she wishes to stay that way.
[Herseth is] part of the small group of conservative Democrats who continue to support the war in Iraq. “This is one of those things where I’ve made myself available to work with the administration,” she says. “I’m just not looking to make this partisan. Not only will I lose support among my constituency if I do that, but I just don’t think it’s going to get us where we need to be.”
I’m sorry, partisanship has nothing to do with this Ms. Herseth, it’s called being on the wrong side of the issue all together. Have you looked at the polls? Your current position could give whomever decides to run against you next time around more ammunition than the just the “pro-life” issue that Whalen continually zeroed in on exclusively this time, especially if things continue to worsen in the next couple of years which seems likely considering Bush’s current stance.