OUCH: Mitch McConnell Is The Least Popular Politician In America

Mitch McConnell is on a losing streak.

He couldn’t get health care repeal through the Senate. He doesn’t want to fund a border wall. He may be looking at a government shutdown, if he doesn’t get on board with President Trump’s policies. 

Recently, President Trump signaled his displeasure with Mitch McConnell on health care repeal:

All that criticism is hurting McConnell in the polls.

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He’s now the least popular politician in America.

The Hill reports: 

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has the lowest favorability rating of any elected official with a national profile, according to a new Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill.

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McConnell scores just a 19 percent favorable rating in the national poll, worse than President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Forty-nine percent of voters polled have a negative view of the Senate leader. The rest of those polled didn’t know McConnell, or didn’t know enough to have an opinion.

McConnell, who is not up for reelection until 2020, only has an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky according to a poll released this week by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.

McConnell is the only Republican elected official polled that is not viewed favorably by a majority of his own party. Only 32 percent of Republican respondents view McConnell favorably, while 40 percent have a negative view of him.”

Part of the reason Republicans don’t like McConnell is that he doesn’t do the easy things.

As Trump pointed out today, he could have dealt with the debt ceiling issue easily:

Could it be that Mitch McConnell isn’t a very good politician? 


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