According to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, former President Trump had a considerably higher positive rating than Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
The poll included a list of prominent political leaders from all fields, and it indicated that Trump ranked first in terms of favorability with 46%, according to Breitbart News report.
This amount surpasses all others on the list, which also includes Sen. Joe Biden of the United States, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, House Speaker Ted Cruz of Texas, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
With a 25 percent positive rating, McConnell’s numbers are in the lower part of the list and are 21 points worse than Trump’s. Trump has a net negative opinion rating of -1 due to his 47 percent unfavorable rating.
McConnell, however, has one of the highest net negative approval ratings on the list with a -25 percent approval rating because half, or 50%, have a negative opinion of him. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, received the highest net negative rating of anyone on the list.
Elon Musk and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, both of whom had a 45 percent positive rating, were the only prominent individuals who came close to Trump’s rating. They both score positively overall, with +14 and +8 respectively.
The survey was conducted among 1,851 registered voters during December 14–16, 2022.
When it comes to McConnell, Trump hasn’t held back, telling Glenn Beck in November that Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) “would be much better” than the 80-year-old politician as GOP leader:
TRUMP: “I think Rick Scott would be much better than McConnell” as Republican Senate Majority Leader pic.twitter.com/FRAfdSiOgn
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 9, 2022
“Well, I think he’s got a lot of pressure,” Trump said. “He’s his wife is a big person for Chinese investment, and his family and him in China. I don’t think that’s appropriate. No, I think Rick Scott would be much better than McConnell.”
Meanwhile, McConnell has disparaged Trump. McConnell added that anyone who interacts with persons who hold anti-semitic or white supremacist views is “unlikely” to be elected president following the scandal at Mar-a-Lago involving Kanye West and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, the latter of whom Trump claimed he knew nothing about.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, which can be read here, Trump completely repudiated Fuentes. Playing the victim card, McConnell claims that Trump is partially to blame for the lack of “candidate quality” in the midterm elections.
“Our ability to control primary outcome was quite limited in ’22 because of the support of the former president proved to be very decisive in these primaries, so my view was do the best you can with the cards you’re dealt,” McConnell said:
McConnell: “Our ability to control the primary outcome was quite limited in 2022 because of the support of the former president. Hopefully in the next cycle, we’ll have quality candidates everywhere.” pic.twitter.com/ep0aatPWXl
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 13, 2022