July 11, 2017

Sanders most popular senator among his constituents

Washington Examiner - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the most popular member of the U.S. Senate, according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday that said 75 percent of Vermont voters approve of him.

The former Democratic presidential nominee was followed by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, who has a 69 percent approval rating from voters in his home state. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, has a 67 percent approval rating, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., came in fourth at 66 percent.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the least popular senator, according to the poll. Only 41 percent of Kentuckians approve of him while 48 percent do not — no senator had a higher disapproval rating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bernie would probably be a lot more popular, and he might have changed the political landscape in the US forever, if he had accepted Jill Stein's generous offer to step down and let him run as the Green candidate for prez.

He probably would not have won, but he would have likely opened the door to real progressive power in US politics, and so he'd be remembered as one of the greats.

Staying with the Democrats crippled his potential influence.