Who could have guessed?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ranks as the nation's least popular senator, according to a new poll released Tuesday.Yet just because people think he sucks, that doesn't mean they want to terminate his suckiness:
The survey, conducted by Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling, showed that more than half — 55 percent — of Kentucky voters disapprove of their senator, while just 37 percent of those surveyed signaled support.
But despite his struggles, McConnell is still a favorite for reelection. The five-term senator is favored in hypothetical match-ups against any of the leading contenders in the Democratic field [...]More than half of voters in Kentucky disapprove and this man is still in office. Better a shitty Republican that continuously works against their best interests than a Democrat working for them:
No matter who ends up as the nominee, however, Democrats will have an uphill climb in replacing McConnell, despite his lagging favorability numbers. Republicans continue to dominate in the state — Mitt Romney won by 23 points there — and voters are likely to favor even an unpopular Republican.An unpopular Republican is an understatement:
"Both in terms of raw disapproval (55 percent) and net approval (-18) McConnell has the worst numbers of any of his peers, taking that mantle from Nebraska's Ben Nelson [(D-Neb.)]," PPP Director Tom Jensen said in a statement.So next time you hear McConnell include phrases like "We all know" or "the American people think..." into all of that propaganda he so eloquently delivers, you can take into account that special bond McConnell has with those he supposedly cares so much about.
Please, Kentucky, do the whole country a favor and get rid of this guy.