In just one more year, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is up for reelection and new polling by Public Policy Polling (PPP) is not looking good for the Kentuckian.
Per the poll, only 33 percent of registered Kentucky voters approve of his job performance. 56 percent disapprove and 11 percent of those polled are unsure. In addition, 32 percent of the people polled think that McConnell “deserves to be reelected” while a staggering 61 percent feel that it’s “time for someone new.”
The PPP polling was conducted on behalf of the Ditch Mitch Fund, a group which opposes McConnell.
In addition to the polling for Mitch described above, McConnell also holds a thin margin over a generic Democratic opponent. 42 percent of Kentucky voters said that they would vote for a Democratic opponent over McConnell. Ouch.
To add extra salt to these wounds, Chuck Schumer is urging congressional candidate Amy McGrath and a former Marine fighter pilot to take on McConnell next year. If they decide to heed Schumer’s advice, they’d be joining Steven Cox, a Kentucky health care advocate, who declared his candidacy in the race previously.
Political polling company Morning Consult claims that their results through the years highlight just how unpopular of a senator McConnell is in this country, including a near-half 47 percent of Kentuckians disapproving of his overall job performance.
Morning Consult places Mitch McConnell in third place of worst senators, just behind retired senator Jeff Flake of Arizona and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who was voted out of office. Now that they’re gone, Mitch McConnell is at the top of that unfortunate list.
The end looks to be in sight for Mitch.
PPP‘s polling surveyed 748 registered Kentucky voters from February 11-12 and has a margin error of 3.6 percentage points.
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