Poll: Fallout from shutdown could spell trouble for Rep. Davis' re-election

News-DemocratOctober 9, 2013 

A recent poll of voters in 24 U.S. House seats held by Republicans -- including the 13th U.S. House seat occupied by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville -- shows the GOP could lose its House majority because of fallout from the partial government shutdown.

The poll, sponsored by the liberal group MoveOn.org and conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows that Davis, a House freshman, would lose his seat if the election were held right now against a generic Democratic candidate.

Davis scored a 32 percent approval rating and a 41 percent disapproval rating, according to the PPP poll.

The PPP poll show also shows that Davis would lose an election, if held today, against a generic Democrat, 43 percent versus 44 percent of the vote.

Davis, who won the 13th House seat in 2012 with less than 1 percent of the vote, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Andrew Flach, a Davis spokesman, declined to comment.

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