A new Harvard-Harris poll has come out and it won’t make Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., very happy. According to the poll, 56 percent of Republicans want him gone as Majority Leader in the Senate. He had the lowest approval rating in the poll at 16 percent. The reason why he is so disliked is no secret.
He doesn’t respect the president and he is more interested in catering to Wall Street than he is Main Street. He has completely failed to pass any of the president’s agenda items even though Trump won the presidency easily because of his platform. The McConnell style platform resulted in candidates Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney who don’t seem to have a vertebrae between them.
McConnell’s base in the Senate is shrinking daily. McConnell’s PAC spent $9 million trying to reelect Luther Strange, only to have Trump booster Roy Moore kick his butt in the primary. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker both decided not to run because they are just barely more popular than poison ivy. Dean Heller will probably be defeated in Nevada. Let’s face it, the voters are sick and tired of watching these RINOs promise the moon and the stars when running but then dump those promises just minutes after the election.
The poll also found the Republican Party, while holding both chambers of Congress and the White House, has a rock-bottom approval rating as it fails to deliver on President Trump’s agenda and their own campaign promises, such as repealing Obamacare and cracking down on illegal immigration.
Just 29 percent of voters approve of the job Republican lawmakers are doing, with only 53 percent of GOP voters approving of their job. The Democrats meanwhile, have a 39 percent approval rating, and it viewed favorably by 68 percent of voters.
The lackluster support from their own voters points to the Republican Party’s inability to communicate and advocate for the views of their own voters, instead of those of big business and special interests.
The Harvard-Harris poll found that only 39 percent of Republicans think their leaders represent their views, and 40 percent said that the leadership holds views “more liberal” than their own. A massive 76 percent said their leaders are out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Republican voters.
The poll will make painful reading for McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and shows that the political ground is fertile for the political revolution being brewed by Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
The way I see it, the defeat of Strange, Corker, Heller and Flake is the same as picking up a seat from the Democrats. Two more RINO Senators, McCain and Thad Cochran, are seriously ill and may be forced to retire. Meanwhile, it appears that Bob Menendez is looking at a long prison stretch and Chris Christie will replace him with a Republican.
I am beginning to believe that 2018 could be a tsunami in the Senate and possibly in the House too with so many Californians suffering from single party ruling class killing them on taxes and regulations.
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