Rep. Marshall down by 13 points
voters give the four-term lawmaker high marks: Forty-five percent rated
him favorably, compared to the 40 percent who rated him unfavorably.
Scott had higher ratings, however, with 50 percent giving him favorable
marks compared to 19 percent who didn’t.
Marshall is a
conservative Blue Dog who’s indicated he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) for Speaker next Congress. In an ad for Marshall, an
announcer notes: “Jim Marshall doesn’t support Nancy Pelosi. He voted
the same as Republican leaders 65 percent of the time.”
could be a problem for Marshall, as 41 percent of those polled said his
time in Washington is a reason to vote against him.
voted against cap-and-trade legislation and against the healthcare
bill. The U.S. Chamber has endorsed him, but this doesn’t seem to be
helping him in a district that has grown more conservative through
The NRCC has spent almost $467,000 in this race, while the DCCC has spent about $31,000.
The Hill poll was conducted Oct. 19-21 by Penn Schoen Berland. The survey consisted of 400 phone interviews among likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.