According to a new poll, the fact that Republicans have failed to gain control of the Senate has dropped the support for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell.
An online poll by Civiqs showed that the Senate minority leader currently has around 7 percent favorability rating, a record low. This is based on the 220,797 responses received. Since 2017, Civiqs has frequently tracked McConnell’s position. According to the latest poll, around 18 percent of Republicans viewed McConnell favorably. That percentage dropped to 1 percent among Democrats.
Republicans had previously been hoping to win as many as three Senate seats in the midterm elections. They were hoping that the current state of the economy would have allowed them to win more support.
However, Democrats have managed to retain their control of the Senate, despite the Georgia Senate election still being undetermined. Georgia is set to hold a runoff election between Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock on Dec. 6.
The Democrats have already secured the 50 seats necessary for a majority as they also have Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie breaking vote.
McConnell is going to be trying to hold on to his Senate leadership position on Wednesday despite his unfavorable ratings. Currently, his unfavorable rating is around 81 percent. On the Republican side, 61 percent view him unfavorably, while on the Democratic side 95 percent view him as such.