Clipped by President's Coattails? Senators Who Survived, Could Survive the Trend—PICTURES
April 14, 2012 | 6:00 a.m.
A National Journal analysis of every Senate race since 2004 for which exit-poll data exist found it is now common in competitive Senate races for at least 80 percent of voters who approve of a president to support his party’s nominee and for at least 80 percent of those who disapprove of a president to vote for the other party’s candidate. Here's a look at some senators who bucked the trend and some who could do the same in 2012.