Senate GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s polling numbers have cratered, according to a new poll taken last week.
A new Politico/Morning Consult poll on the Senator’s favorability numbers finds that he is increasingly hated.
A majority have an unfavorable view of McConnell, 64 percent, with only 18 percent expressing a favorable view. His unfavorability rating is higher than Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s. Fifty-three percent gave Pelosi an unfavorable rating compared to 37 percent who liked her. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also fares better than McConnell, with 31 percent approving of him and 42 percent disapproving.
As Breitbart News notes, McConnell is a major anti-Trumper:
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McConnell has remained at odds with both Trump and the base of his party following the presidential election and the legislative battles that followed, particularly over his resistance to offer $2,000 checks to the American people in the last coronavirus relief package.
McConnell has consistently walked the line in the days following Trump’s election loss, offering measured statements as he tries to navigate balancing the demands of establishment Republicans — many of whom seek to return to business as usual — with those of the GOP base, which is comprised of millions of Republicans who continue to fiercely support former President Trump and his America First agenda.
While the Kentucky lawmaker voted to acquit former President Trump in the Democrats’ second, failed attempt to convict the former president, he delivered an inflammatory speech on Saturday, telling colleagues that there is “no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking” the events that occurred on January 6.
Trump, McConnell said, “cannot spend weeks thundering that shadowy forces are stealing our country and then feign surprise when people believe him and do reckless things.”
On Tuesday, President Trump ripped McConnell in a statement calling McConnell a “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.”
“The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” Trump said. “McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse.”
President Beast Mode 45 goes gangster with his new statement on Minority Mitch. Love it.
The movement is young. The GOP workers’ party will continue to elect America First Republican leaders, and clean out Swamp dinosaurs who operate like McConnell. pic.twitter.com/ZtIJZ04g9G
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) February 16, 2021
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