We have a President of the United States who, on any given day, is going to toss his prepared speech and talk like some guy at the next bar stool.
A great many people like him for this. And a great many people dislike him for this – even despise and fear him. But, for better or worse, I suspect most people on both sides think he is real.
How does that compare to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – the been-there-forever, uber-establishment, prepackaged, cliché-ridden Republican answer to Nancy Pelosi? Well, let’s see.
Excerpted from Jonathan Easley’s article at thehill.com:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has the lowest favorability rating of any elected official with a national profile, according to a new Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill.
Forty-nine percent of voters polled have a negative view of the Senate leader. The rest of those polled didn’t know McConnell, or didn’t know enough to have an opinion.McConnell, who is not up for reelection until 2020, only has an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky according to a poll released this week by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
McConnell is the only Republican elected official polled that is not viewed favorably by a majority of his own party.
Only 32 percent of Republican respondents view McConnell favorably, while 40 percent have a negative view of him.
President Trump, meanwhile, is at 41 percent favorable and 55 unfavorable, with 79 percent of polled Republicans having a positive view of the president.
Mitch McConnell, of course, is the same guy who admonished President Trump for “excessive expectations” because, after 7 years of McConnell talking about taking out ObamaCare, then handed a Republican majority and a Republican President, he still couldn’t get anything done.
So should we be surprised that, in this poll, Donald Trump is seen far more favorably than Mitch McConnell?
Of course not. It is exactly McConnell’s kind of do-nothing, accomplish-nothing, don’t-expect-anything, business-as-usual BS that caused voters to put Donald Trump in office. So who would you think they’d be more favorable towards?
And in case you think the poll referenced above is an outlier, please note that, according to an article at hotair.com, it is one of four polls released this week, all of which show McConnell’s favorability in free-fall.
This leads to the question that I keep asking myself these days: how many people have to go up against Donald Trump and get their backsides kicked before they realize they’re messing with the wrong guy?
That is not an endorsement of Donald Trump – who I have multitudes of problems with. It is an empirical observation – one that a career pol who hasn’t had an original thought in decades wouldn’t have a clue about.
Got that, Senator McConnell?