U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a lower approval rating in his home state of Kentucky than President Obama. Kentucky isn’t exactly known as a bastion of liberalism, so these results are pretty damning.
In an especially troubling sign for McConnell, his job-approval rating was two points below the approval rating poll respondents gave President Barack Obama, who remains deeply unpopular in the state.
Only 32 percent approved of McConnell, compared to 34 percent for Obama. Both men won a disapprove rating from 60 percent of voters.
With women and young voters, McConnell trails Grimes badly, losing women 49 percent to 37 percent and the 18-34 demographic 43 percent to 34 percent.
Wouldn’t it be delicious if McConnell’s strategy of denying President Obama a second term resulted not only in failing in its stated purpose, but also ended up in his ouster from the senate.