Civiqs Poll: Only 7 Percent View McConnell Favorably (Newsmax)
By Michael Katz | Monday, 14 November 2022 07:03 PM EST
The inability of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell to help Republicans regain control of the Senate has dented how the public views him.
The Senate minority leader has a meager 7% favorability rating, a record low, according to online polling service Civiqs, based on 220,797 responses. Civiqs has been tracking McConnell’s favorability rating since November 2017. Only 18% of Republicans polled said they had a favorable view of McConnell, and just 1% of Democrats.
Republicans were expected to gain as many as three Senate seats during the midterms, especially given the state of the economy. But Democrats are assured of retaining control, even with the Georgia runoff between Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock set for Dec. 6. Democrats have 50 seats, and if Walker wins the runoff, they will keep control with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote.
McConnell, who will be seeking to retain his Senate leadership position Wednesday, has an unfavorable rating of a whopping 81%, also a record. Sixty-one percent of Republicans viewed McConnell unfavorably; among Democrats, it is 95%.
By contrast, a Civiqs poll showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with a 36% favorability rating and a 57% unfavorable rating. Seventy-seven percent of Democrats and 23% of independents had a favorable view of Pelosi, and just 3% of Republicans.
McConnell’s highest favorable rating came during the Trump administration at 31%, in January and February 2020 and on Election Day in 2020. But it soon plummeted to 8% in February 2021, and it hovered between 8% and 12% since then.
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