Mitch McConnell voted most unpopular senator: poll

The most popular U.S. senator is South Dakota Republican John Thune.

Updated: April 25, 2022 - 11:04pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is America's most unpopular senator, according to a Morning Consult poll released Monday.

Just one-third of Kentuckians, 33%, approve of McConnell's job performance, while 60% disapprove.

The most popular U.S. senator is South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune, who has a 62% approval rating with a 28% disapproval rating, the poll showed.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., showed the largest approval increase, despite facing harsh criticism from fellow Democrats over his moderate views.

In the first quarter of 2021, just 40% of West Virginia voters approved of Manchin. One year later, 57% approved of his performance, including 69% of Republicans.