Is anyone really surprised by that? It’s been a long time coming, and it gets worse by the day. John McCain is about as left as a RINO can go without switching parties.
The Hill has the stats:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is better liked by Democrats than by those in his own party, according to a new poll that shows Republicans holding an overall negative view of the veteran GOP senator.
Forty-four percent of Republicans surveyed in the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Wednesday hold a negative view of McCain, while only 35 percent have a positive view of him. Meanwhile, 52 percent of Democrats surveyed now see him in a positive light.
Overall, 43 percent of survey respondents had a favorable view of McCain and 28 percent a negative one.
The latest numbers mark a vast departure from McCain’s favorability in the run up to the 2008 presidential election, when he was the Republican nominee. At the time, 79 percent of Republicans viewed him positively and only 9 percent did negatively.
At the time of McCain’s campaign against Barack Obama, 69 percent of Democrats held negative opinions of the conservative senator.
What a difference a populist president can make. It surely brought out the left in a lot of so-called conservative Republicans. McCain is just one who has shown his true colors since the election of Trump.