Even Schumer Is Suffering

Sen. Chuck Schumer's approval rating has dropped below 50%, his lowest number since 2001, a sign that the Democratic Party's travails are dragging down the approval of one of its most politically savvy senators. A Marist poll out today finds that 47% of registered voters say Schumer is doing an "excellent or good" job in office. "Senator Schumer is not immune from the anti-incumbent sentiment among voters, but it would take a major effort to unseat him," says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist Institute for Public Opinion, in a statement. Schumer's potential troubles are kindling the flames of a protest candidate: Larry Kudlow, the former Reagan administration economics official-turned cocaine addict-turned reformed CNBC anchor.  Earlier this week, Kudlow dined with Mike Long, the head of the Conservative Party. Long told the New York Daily News that Kudlow was "dead serious" about a run. It's not clear where Kudlow lives -- he has an apartment in New York, but he seems to spend most of his time in Connecticut.

Presented by

Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Politics

Just In