Arizona's senators get fewer positive ratings

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A new survey indicates fewer Arizonans appear to be giving favorable job ratings to the state's two U.S. senators, Republicans John McCain and Jon Kyl.

The Behavior Research Center says 36 percent of 500 adults it surveyed gave positive performance scores to McCain, down from 40 percent in January and 38 percent last September.

Kyl received positive scores of 29 percent, down from 35 percent in January and 4 percent last September.

The center suggests that the lower scores may reflect voter disenchantment with partisan politics in Washington. But it also notes that both senators' positive scores still trump their negative ones.

The survey is based on interviews conducted June 30 through July 11. The possible margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

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