McConnell Is the Most Unpopular Senator Among Home-State Voters

( – According to a Wednesday morning poll from Morning Consult, Senate Minority Leader and Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is right now the most unpopular senator in the United States, with a 64 percent of disapproval rating among home-state voters.

As reported in the survey, McConnell has a 28 percent of approval rating, which comes as a surprise since he has managed to consolidate his image in Kentucky over the last few years In addition to McConnell, the Morning Consult poll revealed that Susan Collins from Maine, Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, and Joe Manchin from West Virginia are also among the most unpopular senators in their respective home states, with disapproval ratings of 53 percent, 52 percent, and 55 percent, respectively. These four Senators are the only ones that have disapproval ratings of over 50 percent.

This survey represents bad news for Manchin, who the polls show he is in a vulnerable position in a hypothetical reelection bid. In case he decides to take this step, he will look even more vulnerable than Democratic Montana Senator Jon Tester, who is one of the most unpopular Democratic lawmakers and will try to maintain his seat for next year.

The Senate Minority Leader recently announced he won’t seek reelection in the Senate until 2026, after winning his seventh consecutive term three years ago. In that race, the 81-year-old Senator defeated Democrat Amy McGrath by almost 20 points, which surprised many political analysts since she was a retired Marine with a solid popularity in Kentucky.

On the other hand, the survey showed eight senators currently have a popularity rating of over 60 percent. They were Republican Mike Rounds from South Dakota, Republican Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming, Democrat Mazie Hirono from Hawaii, Democrat Peter Welch from Vermont, Republican John Thune from South Dakota, Independent Bernie Sanders from Vermont, Republican John Barrasso from Wyoming and Democrat Brian Schatz from Hawaii. This last one is the most popular of all with 65 percent of popularity among home-state voters.

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