Is Senator Schumer, D-N.Y., in trouble at the polls? 

Chuck Schumer, New York's powerful senior Senator, now has an approval rating under 50 percent, notes Marc Ambinder. This is Schumer's lowest approval rating since 2001. Scott Brown's victory already underscored how vulnerable Democrats are, but this news is still surprising.

Ambinder quotes a political scientist who says it would take "a major effort to unseat" the politically savvy Schumer -- but former Reagan administration member and CNBC host Larry Kudlow is allegedly considering a challenge to Schumer. Kudlow is certainly capable of mounting "a major effort" that has the potential to topple Schumer.

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