Poll: John McCain Now the ‘Most Unpopular Senator’ in the Nation


by John Urban | Top Right News

The bad news just keeps getting worse for disgraced Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

In January his own party stunned McCain by censuring him in a landslide vote in response to his betrayals on everything from illegal alien amnesty, to caving on ObamaCare, to support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria. It was an unprecedented and humiliating political act.

And now a new poll reveals McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats.

Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the Republican senator is doing, while 54 percent disapprove, according to a PPP release Thursday. That is the worst of any senator’s polling in the nation that PPP has found.

And despite McCain’s attack on those who censured him, the act seems to reflect the broad sentiment among Arizona Republicans. Among members of his own party, McCain is at 35 percent approval to 55 percent disapproval. The comparable figures among Democrats are 29 percent to 53 percent, and among independents, 25 percent to 55 percent.

McCain also trails most potential challengers if he chooses to run again in 2016. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords led McCain 42 percent to 35 percent in a hypothetical matchup, and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona led McCain 41 percent to 35 percent.

McCain has said he’s considering running again in 2016, though he hasn’t committed yet to a reelection campaign. McCain is 77 years old.

Take a hint John: get out now while you still have an ounce of dignity left.

More details on the poll can be found here (PDF).


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