Disgraced Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is facing major corruption accusations and has been called on by those in his party to resign, is more popular than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a Republican.
The findings are based on data from Morning Consult, which showed that McConnell, 81 years old, is the least popular senator in the United States. Only 29% of people approve of him, while 65% disapprove, for a net approval score of -36.
Among senators, McConnell has the lowest net approval rating at -10, surpassing even the despised Sen. Menendez, who has been indicted for allegedly taking “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” from businesspeople in New Jersey.
However, McConnell will continue to serve as the longest-serving party leader in Senate history and has pledged to complete his tenure as leader.
According to a poll conducted in September by Rasmussen Reports, 74% of Republican voters think McConnell ought to step down as the minority leader of the Republican Party in the Senate.
About three-quarters of Kentucky voters voiced their dislike of McConnell in July, solidifying his status as the most unpopular senator, a title he had already won in January.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), the longest-serving Senate party leader, has a 50% disapproval rating and a 44% favorable rating. Among unpopular senators, Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin ranked third, with a disapproval score of 49% and an approval score of 39%.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) comes in at number four, while the three most unpopular senators in the country are all Republicans. Of the total number of voters, 48% are against Manchin, and 42% are for him. This month, Manchin announced that he would not be running for reelection in the next year; the poll was carried out between August and October.
With 46% disapproving and 36% approving, New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez is just behind Manchin. The charges against Menendez include conspiring to serve as an Egyptian foreign agent and collecting bribes. In October, he and his wife, who was also accused, pled not guilty to all allegations in federal court.
At number 10 on the list of the most disliked freshmen senators is Democratic Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman. He gained notoriety in the autumn for his opposition to a Senate dress code, which led to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) temporary relaxation of the rule until he restored it.