The Most Unpopular Senator Might Surprise You

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds the dubious distinction of being the most despised senator, according to a Monday Morning Consult poll.

The approval rating of Mitch McConnell is 33 percent, while his disapproval rating is 60 percent, giving him a net approval rating of -27 percent.

McConnell’s approval rating is lower than that of his GOP establishment colleagues:  Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (45 percent to 45 percent), Susan Collins of Maine (47 percent to 49 percent), and Mitt Romney of Utah (48 percent to 43%).

On April 7, McConnell was asked by Jonathan Swan of Axios why Republicans hate him so much. “Recent polls show that your approval ratings among Republicans are in the 30s— not the Democrats,” he said. “Why do they despise you?”

“My mission is not to seek political favor across the country,” McConnell said. “I’m not running for anything nationally.”

McConnell’s track record reflects the soggy politics of Washington, DC’s establishment. According to a New York Times article last week, after January 6, McConnell was thankful to Democrats for beginning Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings.

“The Dems are going to take care of that son of a bitch for us,” Mitch McConnell purportedly said. “If this is not impeachable, I do not know what is.”

Mr. Trump has been attempting to get Mitch McConnell out as Senate GOP leader. According to reports, Mr. Trump encouraged Rick Scott (R-FL), a senator from the state of Florida, to run against Mitch McConnell for the leadership position. Scott merely said that he is focusing on recapturing the Senate in 2022.

Many Senate Republican primary candidates have spoken out against McConnell’s reelection as leader, including Missouri candidate Eric Greitens and Alaskan candidate Kelly Tshibaka, who is backed by Donald Trump.

If McConnell is reelected as Senate majority leader, he will become the longest-serving Republican chamber leader in history. McConnell was first elected in 2006 and has been reelected eight times since.

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has a terrible track record. Since the 1970s, real wages for American workers have stayed stagnant, and the national debt has increased by more than $20 trillion. Obamacare was implemented in 2010. In 2008, large banks were rescued, and social media firms have escaped punishment despite multiple instances of lying to Congress. Dr. Anthony Fauci has not been accountable for allegedly lying twice to Congress.

The poll was conducted between January 1 and March 31 among a random sample of registered voters in each state. The margin of error is +/-5 percentage points.

Author: Scott Dowdy