While then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) played ball with the Republican party under former President Donald Trump, before and after the 45th president, McConnell hasn’t exactly been the most popular GOP senator in Congress.
As a matter of fact, Axios reported this week that McConnell, on the heels of helping Senate Democrats push President Joe Biden’s various legislative agendas through the upper chamber, is polling at embarrassingly low approval numbers.
According to a Gallup poll that was published Monday, McConnell is currently polling at a dismal 34% approval. Axios noted that he holds the title of being the only congressional leader to not receive majority approval ratings from Republicans, Democrats, and independents.
Only 46% of Republican respondents expressed support for the Kentucky senator, while only 21% of Democrats approved of his performance. As far as independent voters, only 35% supported the senator.
To compare just how bad McConnell’s numbers truly are, current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) managed to score an overall 46% approval rating. And when broken down by party lines, he enjoys an impressive 76% of support from Democratic voters.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) beat out McConnell, scoring 40% approval overall, and like Schumer, overwhelming support from her own party with 71% of Democrats backing the speaker’s performance on the job.
On the Republican side, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) managed to score a 46% approval rating, with overwhelming support from Republicans at 71%.
Former President Donald Trump made headlines in October, Fox News reported, as he called for the Senate leader’s ouster from Congress after he once again helped Schumer and Senate Democrats push their agenda.
“Mitch is not the guy, not the right guy, he’s not doing the job,” Trump said at the time. “He gave [Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and his Democrats] a lifeline – it’s more than a lifeline, he gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a big bind; they were unable to do anything.”