Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not well-liked among Democrats in general, but he is also unpopular among his own constituents, according to recent polling.
The Kentucky Republican topped the list of the country’s ten most unpopular senators in July, according to The Hill, with a Morning Consult poll finding that 50 percent of voters in McConnell’s state disapprove of the job he is doing.
At present, Real Clear Politics shows McConnell’s average approval rating across numerous polls to stand at just 26 percent.
But low approval ratings have plagued the GOP leader for some time, and the issue so far has not derailed his political career.
FiveThirtyEight noted in July that Democrats have gotten optimistic in the past about dethroning McConnell only to be disappointed come election time — and there is good reason to believe it will happen again.
Still, we live in interesting times with a tumultuous political landscape — one that McConnell appears to struggle navigating himself.
As the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump continues full-swing in the House, McConnell is walking a fine line of support for the Republican president while some in his party grow increasingly concerned.
McConnell has made it known that if Democrats vote to impeach the president, he wants the Senate trial wrapped up by Christmas.
The Senate leader “views it as his role to protect a president of his own party from impeachment,” The New York Times reported on Friday, noting that “in a recent fund-raising video, he vowed to stop it.”