New state-level polling data in Arizona & West Virginia shows the constituents of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin broadly approve of their public statements on protecting the filibuster, reported exclusively by The Hill.
In West Virginia, 59% of respondents indicated support for Sen. Manchin’s support for keeping the filibuster intact, including 28% who indicated they would be much more likely to support the Senator because of his stance.
In Arizona, a broad 65% of respondents indicated they approved of Sen. Sinema’s statements in favor of keeping the filibuster in place to foster bipartisanship in the Senate. A mere 17% of respondents indicated they would be more likely to vote against Sen. Sinema because of her stance.
One Democrat who is poorly positioned on the filibuster is Arizona Senator Mark Kelly. Sen. Kelly has indicated he favors “change” on the filibuster, which tested poorly with his constituents in Arizona: 46% of respondents said his position would make it more likely they vote against him, including 49% in Maricopa County.
Axis Research’s Brenda Gianiny wrote: “Arizona voters were clear in the survey data: Sinema’s approach to keeping the filibuster in order to ‘change behavior’ and ‘work together’ is strongly favored over Kelly’s approach to ‘change’ the longstanding Senate procedure.”
Read the full report from The Hill here.