Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrogantly thought he could throw Donald Trump under the bus without consequences.
But a brand new poll reveals that McConnell’s approval rating has collapsed, and it could have an impact on his political career.
According to a new poll, McConnell ranked dead last among fellow Republicans in terms of popularity.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans expressed an unfavorable view of McConnell, including 29 percent who had a “very” unfavorable view of the Senate Republican.
That included 49 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats, who were among around 1,000 U.S. adults polled in early March.
McConnell was still viewed favorably by 28 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats.
President Trump remains the most popular among members of his own party with 74 percent of Republicans stating they viewed him “favorably.”
It’s no doubt the party is behind Trump and he wants him to run for president again in 2024.
According to a Washington Times/CPAC poll, Trump is the overwhelming favorite to win the 2024 GOP nomination.
The poll found that over 95% of respondents approved of the job that Trump did as president.
More than two-thirds of respondents said that they wanted Trump to run again, while 15% said they did not, and 17% were unsure.
A staggering 95% of respondents want the GOP to continue pursuing the policies of Trump.
If Trump were to run for president again, 55% of respondents said they would vote for him, followed by 21% for Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, and 4% for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
If Trump is not on the ticket in 2024, a whopping 43% of respondents said that they would vote for DeSantis, followed by 11% for Noem.
While establishment Republicans move to expunge Donald Trump from the head of the GOP, his massive voting base is expressing the opposite view.
According to pollster Jim McLaughlin, Trump is becoming more popular every time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Democrats make a move to undo a Trump policy.
McLaughlin, who conducted the McLaughlin & Associates CPAC preference poll, found that many Americans are looking back at Trump’s agenda and accomplishments and missing it.
“Democrats, mainstream media, Big Tech, and the Washington establishment on both sides of the aisle are trying to cancel President Trump and his supporters, and the poll shows they won’t be silenced and they won’t be canceled. If anything, President Trump and his agenda are more popular than ever,” he told the Washington Examiner.
“The more they attack his issue agenda and his people, the stronger President Trump gets,” he said.
“His stuff worked. His issue agenda was a success,” said the pollster.
And the GOP’s base hasn’t softened on its distrust of “the swamp.”
“They hate Washington, the establishment, and the elites. He fights them in a way no one else can,” he said, adding, “No one connected better with middle America than the New York billionaire, and that’s all him.”
He also said that the former president is the GOP for now.
“The truth is, the Republican Party needs President Trump right now a lot more than he needs them,” he added.
If Trump runs again, there’s no doubt the party is behind him and he would win the nomination.