Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 | 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. John Ensign’s popularity at home continues to hover in the not-good zone since disclosing his affair, with just 28 percent of Nevadans approving of his job performance, according to a new poll out today from Daily Kos.
One of the more interesting findings, since Ensign admitted the affair with a former staffer, who was the wife of one of his best friends and top aides, is that not quite half the Republicans polled (49 percent) and fewer independents (26 percent) say they approve of Ensign's job. The poll was conducted by Research 2000.
Ensign has been on a tour this summer through Nevada to rehabilitate his image, apologizing to different groups and pledging to do better.
Also today, Nevada Republicans gave the state a first in a Daily Kos poll on political thinking in the state.
Kos says Nevada is the first state it has polled where a majority of Republicans (54 percent) believe Barack Obama was born in the United States.
You can read about it here.