Mitch McConnell has been insisting that his relationships with the President and the Republican electorate are just fine.
Not so, according to the latest news.
A majority of GOP voters asked say that Senator McConnell (R-Ky.) should resign as majority leader, according to a brand new poll.
The poll finds that 56 percent of GOP voters say McConnell should give it up. McConnell has the worst approval rating of any politician in the survey, at only 16% approval.
More from The Hill:
The frustration among Republican voters with McConnell and what they view as the Senate’s inability to deliver on long-standing GOP campaign promises has also dragged the Republican Party’s approval rating to new lows.
Twenty-nine percent approve of the job Republicans are doing, with only a slim majority of GOP voters — 53 percent — saying they approve. That stands in contrast to the Democratic Party, which has a 39 percent approval rating and is viewed favorably by 68 percent of its voters.
Only 39 percent of Republicans say GOP leaders in Congress represent their views, while 40 percent say their leaders have views that are more liberal than their own.
Sixty-eight percent of Republicans say GOP leaders are dividing the party, and 76 percent say the leaders have fallen out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Republican voters.
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and his allies are seeking to capitalize on that anti-establishment sentiment by recruiting challengers to every Republican incumbent up for reelection in 2018, with the exception of Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas).
Bannon is asking the candidates he meets with to oppose McConnell as majority leader. But the Breitbart News chairman polls as his Senate nemesis does, with only 16 percent having a favorable view of him and 47 percent viewing him negatively.
Do you agree that it’s time for McConnell to hit the road?