It may be the best of times to be the House speaker and Senate majority leader, but their sinking approval ratings also show that it is the worst of times to be Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell.
A new Democracy Corps poll finds that the two are seeing their lowest approval ratings in eight years. The poll focused on how Democrats can jazz glum voters into backing Hillary Clinton, but it included two questions the revealed just how little the Republican leaders are liked.
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Pollster Stanley Greenberg of Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner Research, asked voters to rate the leaders. Boehner has a 36 percent approval rating and McConnell is at an all-time low of 35 percent.
On the thermometer scale pollsters like to use, it wasn't better, with the two GOP leaders even trailing "GOP in Congress," Hillary Clinton and "Dems in Congress." For Boehner, the warm rating was 22, the cold 54. McConnell was worse, with an 18 on the warm rating.
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"The Republican brand has become so toxic and increasingly toxic led by the leaders of the Congress," Greenberg said.
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