2010 Senate Special
53% Manchin (D), 39% Capito (R)
65% Manchin (D), 26% Ireland (R)
Should the governor appoint a replacement for Senator Byrd or should there be a special election to select a replacement for Senator Byrd?
36% appoint, 59% special election
Should Governor Manchin appoint himself to the open U.S. Senate seat?
25% yes, 61% no
Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 33 / 65
Gov. Manchin: 77 / 23