Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell is no longer bulletproof.
After years of being unpopular, the veteran GOP senator has tanked even further according to polling data released by Reuters.
And with his unpopularity, he’s actually doing the unprecedented: bringing Democrats and Republicans together in agreement.
Based on the numbers of the poll, both parties are united in their dislike of the longtime Senate man known as the “grim reaper.”
Between March 3-4, more than 1,000 Americans were asked about the Kentucky lawmaker.
67 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of Republicans see McConnell in an unfavorable light.
57 percent of those surveyed in general have an unfavorable view of McConnell, including 29 percent who have a “very” unfavorable view of the Senate minority leader.
His dip in popularity may not come as a surprise to those who heard his soundbites in the aftermath of the Jan 6. Capitol riot. McConnell attacked former President Donald Trump and blamed him for the storming, and publicly broke with the former leader publicly on multiple occasions.
He then publicly backed the second impeachment trial, and at one point even said he was considering convicting Trump.
Critics, however, accused the Kentucky Senator of simply playing political theater as a stunt.
Whether his moves post-election were all fiction or facts, the damage has been done, polls show.
Trump’s popularity remains high in the midst of his newfound political role as Republican kingmaker.
74 percent of Republicans say they have a favorable view of the former president.
But it gets worse for McConnell — he’s even polling lower than former vice president Mike Pence, who many Trump supporters have grown disappointed with for his unwillingness to speak out during the Electoral College confirmation.
But an aide of McConnell’s pointed out a silver lining: after all the senator just cruised to re-election victory in his home state of Kentucky.
In six years, can he do it again?
The Horn editorial team