September 11, 2023 12:10 PM
About three-quarters of likely voters would like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his leadership post, his most negative rating since suffering a second mental freeze while speaking to the media.
While a congressional doctor has cleared him to return to work, 73% said it’s time for the Kentucky senator to retire from leadership.
And according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shared with Secrets, the feeling is bipartisan. The survey found that 74% of Republicans want him to leave his leadership post and 73% of Democrats agree.
McConnell has brushed aside calls to step down or retire.
Twice recently McConnell has gone into a nonspeaking daze while addressing the media. While some said it looked like a stroke, a congressional doctor last week cleared McConnell and said the last episode was likely caused by dehydration.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a doctor, wasn’t buying the diagnosis last week. He said, “I practiced medicine for 25 years, and it doesn’t look like dehydration. … To me, it looks like a focal neurologic event. That doesn’t mean it’s incapacitating, doesn’t mean you can’t serve, but it means that somebody ought to wake up and say, ‘Wow, this looks like a seizure.'”
It is not surprising that Democrats would like to see McConnell leave his post. During the Trump years, he orchestrated the confirmation of dozens of conservative judges, including three to the Supreme Court.
But the GOP numbers might be surprising to some who haven’t paid attention to the lingering anger MAGA Republicans have for McConnell, who blamed former President Donald Trump for the Capitol riots.
Most voters also have an unfavorable view of McConnell, 60%-31%, according to Rasmussen.