New Poll Tests Bama Senators
Richard Shelby (R) - 60% approve/32% disapprove
Jeff Sessions (R) - 57% approve/34% disapprove
Session's numbers are actually at the exact median point of the entire Senate, whereas Shelby is at few percentage points higher than average.
These numbers do contradict the conventional wisdom that Richard Shelby has a much broader level of popularity than his more conservative colleague. While Shelby does score marginally better approval numbers than Sessions, these results don't bear out the conventional wisdom of Shelby's near universal popularity.
But ultimately both Shelby and Sessions are pretty well immune from a strong challenge and look to be able to continue serving as long as they choose.
And in case you're interested Susan Collins (R-ME) had the highest approval ratings at 79/18 and Rick Santorum (R-PA) had the lowest at 45/48.