Poll: Sanders is most popular senator in any home state

Poll: Sanders is most popular senator in any home state
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE (I-Vt.) is the most popular senator out of senators in their home states, a new poll found.

A Morning Consult poll shows that Sanders has the highest approval rating out of senators in their home states, with a 75 percent approval rating in Vermont.

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Sanders has maintained this high level of popularity in recent months, earning the same approval rating in an April Morning Consult poll that also found he was the most popular senator at the time.


Sanders has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and GOP leadership, holding rallies across the country in protest of the GOP’s healthcare bill in the Senate. He will travel to Iowa to promote his new book new month, creating speculation over whether he will make a second presidential run for 2020.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) came in after Sanders at second with 69 percent, followed by fellow Hawaii Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoLive coverage: Sanders rolls out single-payer bill Where Dems stand on Sanders's single-payer bill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D) at 67 percent.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCorker pressed as reelection challenges mount -trillion debt puts US fiscal house on very shaky ground Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations MORE (R-Ariz.) had the lowest approval rating at 37 percent, and Sen. Gary Peters (R-Mich) had the second lowest with 38 percent, as well as the highest percentage of constituents who didn’t know or had no opinion on their senator at 33 percent.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE had the highest disapproval rating at 48 percent, followed by Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE’s (R-Ariz.) 47 percent.

Morning Consult interviewed more than 140,000 registered voters across the country from April 1 to June 18.