Social Policy & Politics Program | Infographic

What a Difference a Nay Makes

by Bill Rapp, Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and Sarah Trumble

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After the Senate defied public opinion and failed to pass background checks, their constituents noticed. This infographic illustrates the consequences of the Manchin-Toomey vote on net approval rating: Senators who voted no have seen their ratings plummet, while those who had the courage to vote yes have risen in the eyes of the public.

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