Mitch McConnell: Still America’s Least Popular Senator

McConnell retains his title as least popular. (Rob Kunzig/ Morning Consult)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) remains the least popular senator among his home-state constituents, with a disapproval rating of 51 percent. The data comes from a Morning Consult compilation of almost 72,000 interviews with registered voters since May.

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McConnell was also the least popular senator among voters in his home state, according to approval ratings collected in the first part of the year.

McConnell’s chief Democratic adversary over the years, retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, is the third-least popular senator, with a 43 percent disapproval rating in his home state. Earlier this year, Reid was the fifth-least popular senator.

Related: Two Vulnerable GOP Senators’ Approval Ratings Drop

The second-least popular senator is Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who was heavily targeted by GOP outside groups and Democrats in 2014, although he pulled off a surprisingly comfortable 11-point win over independent challenger Greg Orman.


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