A majority of likely Republican voters in the U.S. want to get rid of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as Senate GOP leader, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll.
The survey found that 62 percent of Republican voters want to move away from his position as Senate Republican leader. Among voters who identify as conservative, 66 percent said they want Senate Republicans to have a new leader.
And, unsurprisingly, a majority of Democrats (58%) feel the same way, along with 63% of voters who don’t belong to any political party.
Overall, only 28% of voters said they had a favorable opinion of the minority leader, including just 5% who viewed him very well. That was down from a low of 31% who had a positive view of McConnell in August.
The poll also found that supporters of Democratic President Joe Biden were less hostile to the Kentucky Republican than other voters surveyed.
Among those who strongly support Biden, 51% said they want Senate Republicans to choose a new leader, while 69% want a new leader who strongly disagrees with the president’s job performance.
Polls show that Republican voters want Senate Republicans to drop McConnell soon after winning re-election as the Senate GOP leader.Yet ten defectors voted against McConnell and challenger Sen. Rick Scott
He received a “no” vote as leader, a final sign that senators were starting to move away from his establishment agenda.
The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted Nov. 20-21 among 1,000 likely U.S. voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percent and a confidence level of 95 percent.
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