Arizona’s senior senator ranked least popular in U.S.
Recently released polling numbers must be giving John McCain a stinging case of heartburn. A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling reveals McCain has the worst poll numbers in the country — receiving low marks from every segment of the voting public — disappointed Republicans, Democrats and the increasingly important Independents.
Only 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the 77-year-old Sen. McCain is doing, while 54 percent disapprove.
A mere 35 percent approval rating among what should be his Republican base was all he could muster. His disapproval ratings, however, soared to a stunning 55 percent. Comparable figures among Democrats are 29 percent to 53 percent, and among Independents, 25 percent to 55 percent.
Those numbers carry great significance since no other national senator polls worse.
The abysmal numbers tell the story. Plainly put, Republican John McCain is not a revered political figure within his own party. He’s been censured by Republican elected officials at the annual January Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party and in numerous counties statewide.
When Maricopa County Republican elected precinct committeemen gathered in Phoenix and voted to censure John McCain the Resolution, expressing deep dissatisfaction with Arizona’s senior senator passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Other county Republican Committees have followed suit. Members of Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz counties — all passed Censure Resolutions.
McCain also trails potential challengers, though he boasts he’s considering running again in 2016. In hypothetical match-ups with Democrats and Republicans — McCain loses
PPP, a left leaning pollster, surveyed 870 Arizona voters from Feb. 28 to March 2 for the poll. It has an error margin of 3.3 percentage points.