As the old guard bloc of the Republican Party continues to grasp what little power they have left, the MAGA Movement is making great strides in their quest to steer the GOP for the foreseeable future.
This internal struggle has been ongoing, but has turned a bit sharper in recent months – particularly as Donald Trump continues to ring up vicarious primary victories from coast to coast.
One of the last remaining obstacles to MAGA’s full-on takeover of the party has long been Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, but a new poll seems to indicate that McConnell’s grip on the GOP is no longer sustainable.
Just seven percent view Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) favorably, down from 31 percent in 2020 when former President Donald Trump was leading the Republican Party, a Civiqs poll found Wednesday.
The Civiqs poll averaged 214,149 responses tracked between November 18, 2017, and September 20, 2022. The Civiqs tracking model captures the shifts in attitudes of various groups over time across all 50 states and Washington, DC. These changes can happen either rapidly or over time.
And there is no refuting just why this is…
The poll showed McConnell’s favorability took a huge hit the month former President Donald Trump left office, plunging from 17 percent to 8 percent.Advertisement - story continues below
As the Biden administration assumed office and began weaponizing federal agencies and prosecuting political foes, McConnell’s favorability rating sank and has hovered in the high single digits.
McConnell’s recent denouncements of Donald Trump certainly won’t help him either, particularly as MAGA candidates continue to find themselves on a collision course with Congress come November.