Growing Majority Of Americans Think McConnell ‘Severely’ Limited In Doing His Job

The poll was conducted days after McConnell appeared to freeze up at a podium for roughly 20-30 seconds while talking to reporters in Kentucky.

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  • A growing majority of Americans said they think Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) health and age “severely limit” his ability to do his job, according to a poll released Wednesday and conducted after McConnell’s latest public health episode.
  • In the Economist/YouGov poll of 1,500 U.S. adults, a majority of Democrats and Republicans said McConnell’s health and age “severely limit [his] ability to do the job.”
  • Nearly 6 in 10 respondents expressed this view, including 58 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of Republicans. A total of 15 percent said McConnell’s health and age had “little effect” on his job, while 4 percent said it had “no effect.”

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