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Most GOP voters want to replace McConnell as minority leader

A majority of likely Republican voters in the United States want to get rid of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as GOP leader in the Senate, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll.

The survey found that 62% of Republican voters want to get rid of him as Republican leader in the Senate. Among self-identified conservative voters, 66% said they wanted Senate Republicans to have a new leader.

Additionally, an unsurprising majority of Democrats (58%) felt the same way, in addition to 63% of unaffiliated voters.

Overall, only 28% of voters said they had a favorable impression of the minority leader, with only 5% having a very favorable opinion of him. That’s down from the already low 31% who viewed McConnell favorably in August.

The poll also found that supporters of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, are less hostile to the Kentucky Republican than other voters polled.

Of those who strongly backed Biden, 51% said they wanted Senate Republicans to choose a new leader, compared with 69% who wanted a new leader who strongly disapproved of the president’s job performance.

The poll showing that Republican voters want the Senate GOP to drop McConnell comes shortly after his re-election as Senate GOP leader. However, ten defectors voted against McConnell and for the challenger, Senator Rick Scott. (R-FL), with a voting senator present.

As Breitbart News previously noted, the ten votes against McConnell marked the first time he received a “no” vote as leader, ultimately a sign that senators were beginning to turn away from his establishment agenda.

The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted Nov. 20-21, with 1,000 likely voters in the United States polled in total. The poll had a 3% margin of error and a 95% confidence level.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.


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