Poll shows dismal outlook for McCain’s reelection in 2016
It’s no secret many Arizona Republicans hold John McCain in disdain. He has been formally censured by elected GOP precinct committeemen at district meetings across the state, in Maricopa, Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz counties
McCain was further humiliated in the national press as elected state committeemen assembled at the annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party and overwhelmingly voted to censure him. Two weeks earlier, Maricopa County Republican elected precinct committeemen also voted to censure John McCain. That resolution, expressing deep dissatisfaction with Arizona’s senior senator, passed overwhelmingly — by a vote of 1,150 to 351.
Now, substantiating the votes against him by intra-Republican Party elected activists, is this latest Rocky Mountain Poll, of over 700 interviewees, which indicate McCain would likely face a tough race if he were to run for reelection in 2016.
McCain’s numbers in the Behavior Research Center’s Rocky Mountain poll showed his job approval at a dismal 37% rating of ‘Excellent/Good.’ His ‘Fair/Poor/Very Poor’ rating was a stunning 56%.
Junior Sen. Jeff Flake, McCain’s obedient underling, fares not much better among those surveyed. His inability to connect with more knowledgeable voters — those over 35 — poses a hefty problem. Fifty-six (56) percent of male voters in that category cast Flake’s performance as “fair to very poor.’
About 20 percent of those surveyed rated Flake’s performance “good,” up from a bottom-dragging 17 percent last summer. In fact, last April Flake was found to be the nation’s most unpopular senator by a Public Policy Poll — grabbing the unenviable label from Mitch McConnell. (Watch Senate Conservatives Fund video under link.)