52% of Republicans disapprove of Mitch McConnell as Trump ramps up his pressure campaign to topple him: poll

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell during former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial on February 9. A new poll found that most Republicans disapprove of the job Sen. Mitch McConnell is doing.

The Senate minority leader had a lower overall approval rating than Kamala Harris and Joe Biden.

Former President Trump continues to call for McConnell to be ousted as Senate Republican leader.

A new Gallup poll found that 52% of Republicans disapproved of the job that Mitch McConnell was doing as Senate minority leader as former President Donald Trump continued to call for the Kentucky Republican’s ouster.

Meanwhile, 46% of Republicans said they approved of McConnell — a dismal approval rating in comparison to the 71% approval rating by the same group for his counterpart in the other chamber, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The poll asked voters about 11 major political figures, which included President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, congressional leaders, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts had the highest job-approval rating out of all the figures polled, with 60% overall — including 57% of Republicans and 55% of Democrats — while McConnell had the lowest: 34% overall.

McConnell also fared poorly in comparison to other congressional leaders: 40% of voters overall said they approved of the job done by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while 44% said the same of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. McCarthy’s overall approval was 46%.

Still, McConnell’s approval among Republicans was slightly better in the Gallup poll than in others. A recent The Economist/YouGov poll registered McConnell’s Republican approval at 31%, while a Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 40% of Republicans approved of the minority leader’s job performance.

And McConnell’s approval among Republicans has apparently ticked upward from a low in February.

The Gallup poll included 811 adults, was conducted from December 1 through 16, and had a 4 percentage point margin of error. ‘What is wrong with this Broken Old Crow?’

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