Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) starts her 2012 re-election bid on shaky footing, according to a survey out Friday.
The Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll found that only 37 percent approve of Stabenow's job performance and less than a quarter -- 23 percent -- would vote to re-elect her. A generic opponent pulled 43 percent against her.
What remains to be seen is who will challenge Stabenow. Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra is said to be considering it after losing the Republican gubernatorial primary last year. Other possibilities include businessman Tim Leuliette, Rep. Mike Rogers (R) and Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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