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General News    H2'ed 7/14/17

Sanders has highest approval rating, McConnell is dead last

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Even as approval ratings continue to fall in the Senate, Sanders has remained on top — while everybody hates Mitch, according to a new Morning Consult poll. The longest-serving independent in Congressional history holds a 75 percent approval rating among his constituents and only a 21 percent disapproval rating, according to the poll. That gives Sanders the highest approval rating in the Senate. In second place is Sen. Brian Schatz, D.-Hawaii, with 69 percent of his constituents approving of his job. Senators Mazie Hirono (D.-Hawaii), John Hoeven (R.-N.D.) and Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.), rounded out the top five. Sanders was also named the most popular politician in the entire country in a March 2017 Fox News poll. In that poll, he held a 61 percent approval rating among those polled across the country.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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