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Poll: Sanders most popular senator, Flake least

Poll: Sanders most popular senator, Flake least

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus The Hill's 12:30 Report: Next steps in the Trump impeachment Sanders selling sweatshirts with his famous inauguration pose for charity MORE (I-VT) remains Americans' most popular senator, while departing Arizona Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeArizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear MORE (R) is the least popular member of Congress's upper chamber.

A Morning Consult poll released Thursday found that Sanders enjoys the support of 64 percent of voters in his state.

The number is highest level recorded among any sitting senator and places him in the top spot for the 11th poll in a row, according to Morning Consult's pollsters. Just 28 percent of Vermont voters disapproved of the job the senator is doing, according to the poll. 

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His fellow Vermonter, Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyDemocrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority MORE (D), sat in 2nd place on the rankings list, with 62 percent support in the state. Leahy's approval numbers were tied with Wyoming Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden EPA asks Justice Dept. to pause defense of Trump-era rules | Company appeals rejection of Pebble Mine | Energy pick Granholm to get hearing Wednesday Nomination hearing for Biden Energy pick Granholm set for Wednesday Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday MORE (R) on the poll, though Barrasso faced slightly higher disapproval numbers.

Republican Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8 Murkowski didn't vote for Trump, won't join Democrats Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday MORE (Alaska.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (MI) experienced the greatest drops in net support between Thursday's poll and a previous Morning Consult survey last year, dropping 10 percent approval in their home states in a matter of months.

Flake, who remained a vocal opponent of the president's style in the last year of his term saw the highest disapproval rating of any senator, 49 percent, while just 28 percent of Arizonans said he was doing a good job. Flake is reportedly considering a position at CBS News following his departure from the Senate this month.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Kentucky Republican committee rejects resolution urging McConnell to condemn Trump impeachment Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE (R-Ky.), previously the lowest-ranked senator on the poll, rose slightly to surpass both Flake and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Lobbying world Former McCaskill aides launch PAC seeking to thwart Hawley MORE (D), who was defeated in November, in terms of popularity. 47 percent of voters in Kentucky say they disapprove of the job the top GOP senator is doing, compared to 38 percent who approve.

Morning Consult's poll was conducted between Oct. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018, and surveyed 416,853 registered voters across the country, based by state. The margin of error varied by senator, but did not exceed 5 percentage points.