A recent poll shows that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has a lower unfavorability rating than newly-elected Rep. George Santos (R-NY) — who has been criticized for repeatedly lying about his background.
In the Monmouth poll, the RINO Senate Minority Leader received an unfavorability rating 11% higher than Santos, who recently stepped down from his House committee assignments after his lies were called out.
While 23% of Republican voters stated that they found McConnell “favorable,” 53% of them found him unfavorable.
"A growing number of Republican donors, officials, and lawmakers are distancing themselves from GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, signaling frustration within the party's current leadership." https://t.co/zcf7Op37vd
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) January 13, 2023
This “clearly negative rating,” as Monmouth described it, means that Republican voters have a better view of Santos — who received a 42% unfavorability rating.
McConnell’s ratings were also worse than controversial firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who received a 30% favorability rating and a 19% unfavorability rating.
Despite Democrats’ attempts to paint Greene in a negative light — including stripping the Republican congresswoman of her committee assignments in the last Congress because of supposedly controversial statements made before she was even elected — she is still relatively popular compared to the minority leader, who has been called out for appeasing Democrats and siding with the establishment over the American people.
McConnell also scored poorly compared to another establishment Republican, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who received a 48% favorability rating and a 15% unfavorability rating — 38% lower than McConnell.
Republican voters have long demanded new leadership in the Senate, calling for McConnell’s removal, but Senate Republicans have refused to acquiesce to the demands of their base — though some did try to oust him from his position before the midterm elections in 2022, but ultimately failed.
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) January 29, 2023
The Federalist detailed some criticisms of McConnell, noting: “Whether it’s his affinity for greenlighting Democrat spending wish lists, throwing the GOP’s chances at winning back the majority in the upper chamber, or because he appears to have more allegiance to foreign countries like Ukraine and China than his own country, it’s clear that Republican voters don’t think their leader represents them or their interests.”
McConnell: "Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans. That's how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment." pic.twitter.com/NPmzWRzoz1
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 20, 2022