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Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is America’s most unpopular senator with voters in his state, with Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) coming in as a close runner-up, a new Morning Consult poll has found.  

The results show McConnell leading the list of the country’s 10 most unpopular senators with a 50 percent job disapproval rating.

Collins trails close behind the Kentucky Republican with a 48 percent disapproval rating, followed by New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) at 42 percent disapproval. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) has 41 percent and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) have 40 percent disapproval.{mosads}

Republican Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) each have a 39 percent disapproval rating.

By contrast, results from the poll shows Maine Sen. Angus King (I) leading the list of America’s 10 most popular senators with an overall 62 percent job approval rating. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the only other Independent in the Senate, has the same approval rating as King, but a slightly higher disapproval rating of 32 percent served as a tie-breaker. King’s disapproval rating is 28 percent.

In third place, Vermont’s other senator, Patrick Leahy (D) holds 61 percent approval rating, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven (R) follows with a 57 percent approval rating. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso (R) also has a 57 percent approval and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) has a 56 percent approval rating.

Wyoming Sen. Michael Enzi (R), South Dakota Sen. John Thune (R) and New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) each hold a 54 percent approval rating. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (D) wraps up the two 10 with an approval rating of 53 percent.

The poll was conducted from April 1 through June 30 and surveyed 487,624 registered voters across the country. The margin of error varied by senator, ranging from 1-10 points.

Tags Amy Klobuchar Angus King Bernie Sanders Bob Menendez Chuck Grassley Ed Markey Elizabeth Warren Jeanne Shaheen Joe Manchin John Barrasso John Hoeven John Thune Jon Tester Lisa Murkowski Mitch McConnell Patrick Leahy Rand Paul Roy Blunt Susan Collins

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