Special Report

America's Most and Least Popular Senators

Samuel Stebbins

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11. Sen. Mitt Romney (R) of Utah
> Popularity: 52% approve; 33% disapprove
> Assumed office: 1/3/2019
> Current term ends: 2025
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in UT: 54.0% (11th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.1% (12th lowest)

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12. Sen. Mike Rounds (R) of South Dakota
> Popularity: 52% approve; 34% disapprove
> Assumed office: 1/3/2015
> Current term ends: 2021
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in SD: 51.0% (24th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3% (11th lowest)

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13. Sen. Ed Markey (D) of Massachusetts
> Popularity: 51% approve; 25% disapprove
> Assumed office: 7/16/2013
> Current term ends: 2021
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in MA: 50.0% (25th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.3% (15th lowest)

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14. Sen. Brian E. Schatz (D) of Hawaii
> Popularity: 51% approve; 28% disapprove
> Assumed office: 12/27/2012
> Current term ends: 2023
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in HI: 40.4% (the lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.4% (the lowest)

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15. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D) of New Hampshire
> Popularity: 51% approve; 33% disapprove
> Assumed office: 1/3/2017
> Current term ends: 2023
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in NH: 53.3% (16th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.5% (3rd lowest)

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16. Sen. Tim Scott (R) of South Carolina
> Popularity: 50% approve; 25% disapprove
> Assumed office: 1/3/2013
> Current term ends: 2023
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in SC: 46.9% (10th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.4% (20th lowest)

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17. Sen. Jack Reed (D) of Rhode Island
> Popularity: 50% approve; 27% disapprove
> Assumed office: 1/3/1997
> Current term ends: 2021
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in RI: 48.7% (20th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)

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18. Sen. Tom Carper (D) of Delaware
> Popularity: 50% approve; 28% disapprove
> Assumed office: 1/3/2001
> Current term ends: 2025
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in DE: 48.8% (22nd lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.8% (25th lowest)

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19. Sen. Ben Sasse (R) of Nebraska
> Popularity: 50% approve; 32% disapprove (tied)
> Assumed office: 1/3/2015
> Current term ends: 2021
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in NE: 47.3% (14th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.8% (7th lowest)

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20. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) of Rhode Island
> Popularity: 50% approve; 32% disapprove (tied)
> Assumed office: 1/3/2007
> Current term ends: 2025
> Nov. 2018 voter participation in RI: 48.7% (20th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)