Sen. Jeff Flake is firing back at a Public Policy Polling survey showing just 32 percent of Arizona voters approve of him.
“If we believed PPP polls,” Flake said, “I wouldn’t be here at all.”
In a post about senators suffering a backlash for voting against background checks, PPP noted: “After just 3 months in office Jeff Flake has already become one of the most unpopular Senators in the country.”
But during an interview today that mostly focused on immigration (more on that in a bit), Sen. Flake laughed off the PPP survey, saying: “The only accurate poll they’ll do is the one the week before the election, so they can do well in terms of how they’re rated.”
“But prior to that,” he said, “take it with a grain of salt.”
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UPDATE: PPP responds:
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) April 29, 2013