Sen. McConnell: Unfavorable Rating of 58.5%, More Unfavorable Than Trump

Peyton Holliday | November 10, 2022 | 2:50pm EST
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)  (Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (Getty Images)

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has an unfavorable rating of 58.5%, according to Real Clear Politics, which is the highest unfavorable rating among the political leaders highlighted by the news outlet. 

McConnell is rated even more unfavorable than former President Donald Trump. 

In its favorability ratings of U.S. political leaders, RCP looked at President Joe Biden (D), Vice President Kamala Harris (D), former President Donald Trump (R), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). 

(Screenshot, Real Clear Politics)
(Screenshot, Real Clear Politics)

In the ratings, Biden had a 43.8% favorable and 52.2% unfavorable. Harris was 37.2% favorable and 53.4% unfavorable.

Pelosi pulled 34.2% favorable but 56% unfavorable, while McCarthy had a very low 27% favorable but 40% unfavorable. 

Schumer earned a 32.8% favorable and a 47.3% unfavorable.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, pulled the lowest favorable at only 20.8%, and his unfavorable rating was 58.5%, the highest in the group.

For comparison, Trump had a 41.6% favorable rating -- second to Biden -- and an unfavorable rating of 53.6%, which was 4.9 points below McConnell (58.5). 

Trump's favorable rating was higher than Pelosi's (20.8), whose unfavorble rating (56.0) was also higher than Trump's. 

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