New poll tells Americans what they already know: McCain liked more by Democrats than Republicans

[sharenow]

Anti-Trump Republican John McCain is more popular among Democrats than Republicans, according to a new poll. And more breaking news: the Earth is round.

Only 35% of Republicans have a favorable view of the 81-year-old senator, while 44% hold a negative view of him, according to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. But 52% of Democrats view McCain positively, probably because he has been obstructing President Trump so fiercely.

john McCain promised to repeal obamacare ad
Many Republicans are furious that John McCain ran for re-election on empty promises to repeal ObamaCare, but then voted against doing just that. (Image: screengrab)

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll echoed the findings of a July 2017 Quinnipiac University poll that showed that 74% of Democrats held a positive view of McCain, while only 39% of Republicans did.

McCain’s popularity among Republicans has cratered since 2008, when he was the GOP presidential nominee. At that time, 79% of Republicans viewed him positively, while just 9% disliked him. Meanwhile, 69% of Democrats held negative opinions of McCain in 2008.

Sarah Sanders shuts down race-baiting reporters who implied Gen. John Kelly supports slavery

The new low for McCain among the GOP comes just months after he cast the deciding vote to keep Obamacare after promising to repeal the imploding health care program for the past seven years.

john mccain slams trump over firing of fbi director james comey screenshot
Why won’t John McCain retire already? (Image: screengrab)

McCain and President Trump have repeatedly exchanged jabs during the past few months. Not only did McCain do everything he could to get Hillary Clinton elected, but he has obstructed Trump at every turn since he took office.

In June, McCain raised eyebrows when he told liberal UK newspaper the Guardian that American leadership was stronger under Obama than it is under President Trump.

The six-term senator was outraged that Trump had criticized London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Khan blithely told Londoners there’s “no reason to be alarmed” after the U.K. suffered its third terrorist attack in three months.

McCain was more upset at Trump’s brash Twitter rhetoric than at the Islamic terrorists who killed innocent people. McCain followed up in September by slamming the U.S. President once again on foreign soil.

“There is a real debate underway now in my country about what kind of role America should play in the world,” McCain said at an economic forum in Italy. “America is still committed to remaining engaged in the world, to upholding our traditional alliances, and standing up for the values we share … [despite] the actions and statements of our president.”

Is it any wonder his own party doesn’t like John McCain anymore? With “friends” like these, who needs enemies?

Hillary downplays her Russia collusion but plays up phony Trump dossier

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of BizPac Review.

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
[sharenow]
Samantha Chang

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles