This poll explains exactly why Trump is agitating McConnell
Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

This poll explains exactly why Trump is agitating McConnell

Posted August 24, 2017 05:30 PM by Chris Pandolfo Mitch McConnell in Kentucky
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There is a reason President Donald Trump keeps feuding with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

There is a reason Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., blame-shifted to the Senate for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace failure.

There is a reason Judge Roy Moore says he won’t support McConnell for another term as majority leader should he successfully win his Alabama Senate race.

It’s because Senator Mitch McConnell is the most hated politician in America.

A new Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill reveals that McConnell has just a 19 percent favorability rating nationally, worse than both Speaker Ryan and President Trump. The lowest of any elected official.

Forty-nine percent of voters polled have a negative view of McConnell. According to The Hill, the rest didn’t know enough about McConnell to have an opinion or didn’t know who he was.

Among Republicans, McConnell is the only Republican elected official polled that is not viewed favorably by a majority of the party. Only 32 percent of GOP respondents have a favorable view of McConnell.

In his home state of Kentucky, McConnell’s approval rating is actually even lower at just 18 percent, according to recent Public Policy Polling results.

McConnell won’t be up for reelection until 2020, but intra-party leadership elections will be held after the 2018 midterms. With these kind of numbers, can Mitch McConnell hold on to leadership for much longer?


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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.