Mitch McConnell has been riding high, surfing the wave of Trump’s success for years now. Voters softened on the Kentucky RINO after he successfully installed three of the Former President’s Supreme Court nominees, and installed many conservative judges to the Federal bench.
But that’s all waning now and conservative voters are finally realizing that, with Mitch, enough is enough.
Less than half of Republicans approve of the job performance by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a new Gallup poll.
McConnell has fallen out of favor with Trump and his congressional allies since he backed out of the fight for election integrity after it became obvious just how openly the Democrats cheated in 2020.
In a national Gallup poll from Dec. 1-16 about how people view 11 federal officials, the Kentucky Republican came in last place at just 34%. The poor standing among Republicans comes after months of Trump battering McConnell as, among other insults, an “old crow,” for not battling Democrats aggressively enough on raising the debt ceiling and other issues.
His low rating was fueled by members of his own party, with 46% of Republicans approving of McConnell’s performance and 52% disapproving.
By contrast, McConnell’s Democratic counterpart, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, had an approval rating of 44%.
McConnell’s approval rating has fluctuated during his time in office, with another dip in 2015 when Republican voters were frustrated by a lack of legislative victories. Gallup trends have never found McConnell’s favorability as particularly high, but they did climb in subsequent years after McConnell oversaw a series of nominations to the Supreme Court.
In another break with Trump, McConnell said this month he is closely following what the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol finds in its investigation.
“It was a horrendous event, and I think what they are seeking to find out is something the public needs to know,” McConnell said in an interview with Spectrum News.
McConnell’s comments appeared to mark a shift, as he opposed the creation of a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission.
With Trump actively seeking McConnell’s replacement, it’ll be up to voters to drive home the point that RINOs no longer belong in GOP leadership.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney