On Monday, polling firm Civiqs released results showing that Senator Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) approval rating had fallen to an all-time low.
McConnell is liked by only 7% of voters, while 81% of people have a negative opinion of him. Only 18% of Republicans express support for McConnell within the party. A majority of respondents (61%), however, are not in favour.
According to polling data compiled by Civiqs going back to 2018, McConnell has never had a favorability rating lower than 7 percent. McConnell's popularity rose from 8% in February 2021 to 12% in June of that same year. It has since ranged between 8% and 11%.
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McConnell's approval ratings improved dramatically in the final two years of the Trump administration, peaking at 31% in February and October of 2020.
With the possibility of losing one more Senate seat than Republicans controlled prior to the 2022 election, McConnell's low favorability rating comes at an inopportune time as he seeks reelection as Republican Senate leader on Wednesday. If Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for the Georgia Senate seat, loses in the runoff, the Democrats will gain a seat.
Because of the pending Georgia election, some Republicans are against holding the election on Wednesday. There seems to be no direct challenge to McConnell's leadership from within the Senate, so he continues to enjoy support from many.
During McConnell's tenure as Senate majority leader, the national debt increased by over $20 trillion, illegal immigration persisted, real wages for American workers remained stagnant, Obamacare was passed in 2010, large banks were bailed out in 2008, and social media companies censored individuals without facing any consequences. Dr. Anthony Fauci has been accused of lying twice to Congress but has faced no consequences.