Sen. Chuck Schumer’s approval rating falls to 15-year-low in new poll

22 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Chuck Schumer’s job approval rating lowest in 15 years.

Sen. New York voters statewide are closely split on whether students should be allowed to refuse the state proficiency exams, 48-47 percent, while 51 percent of upstate voters said students should be allowed to opt-out of the tests.

NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The approval rating for US Senator Charles Schumer has dropped to the lowest level since 2000, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday. “New York State voters approve 54-32 percent of the job US Sen. Chuck Schumer’s approval rating has hit a 15-year low in his home state, a new poll shows, but a majority of Empire State residents still say that his reelection would be good for New York.

Most voters surveyed — by 56 to 34 percent margin — say Schumer deserves to get re-elected, including 77 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of independents. There is statewide agreement on these points with 69-26 percent of voters who said teacher pay should not be based on tests results and 67-28 percent who said the same for teacher tenure.

Schumer’s drop in approval ratings comes after several months of debate surrounding the Iranian nuclear agreement, which was approved by the US Congress on September 17. The latest levels mark his lowest approval ratings since May 2000, when only 52% said they were OK with the job the state’s senior senator was doing, compared with 18% who said they disapproved. Charles Schumer’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, but that doesn’t stop the drop in his job approval rating,” said pollster Maurice Carroll. Schumer remains focused on doing his job — working hard and delivering results for New Yorkers.” New York Republicans have not yet publicly identified a candidate to run against Schumer in 2016. Schumer broke with President Obama this summer when he decided to oppose the nuclear deal the White House reached with Iran and other Western nations.

Elected to the Senate in 1998, Schumer is up for re-election next year and is the presumptive next Senate Democratic leader — a post chosen by his Democratic colleagues. But 57% of those polled agreed with Schumer that the Iran deal will make the world a less safe place (compared to 32% who said it would make it safer) and nearly the same share said they altogether opposed the agreement (59% to 32%).

Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, is poised to take over as Minority Leader for Reid when the Nevada senator retired next year. “The poll shows that Sen.

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