In an effort to determine who are the most liked and least liked-U.S. Senators for 2020, political research outlet Morning Consult surveyed nearly 500,000 registered voters between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019.
“The most popular and unpopular senators are determined by total approval and total disapproval, with net approval (approval minus disapproval) serving as the tiebreaker,” according to Morning Consult.
10 Most Popular US Senators in 2020
Bernie Sanders - VT, 65% Approval Rating
John Barrasso - WY, 64% Approval Rating
Patrick Leahy - VT, 64% Approval Rating
Mike Enzi - WY, 62% Approval Rating
Angus King - ME, 58% Approval Rating
John Hoeven - ND, 56% Approval Rating
Amy Klobuchar - MN, 56% Approval Rating
Jack Reed - RI, 53% Approval Rating
Chris Coons - DE, 52% Approval Rating
John Thune - SD, 52% Approval Rating
10 Least Popular US Senators in 2020
Susan Collins - ME, 52% Disapproval Rating
Mitch McConnell - KY, 50% Disapproval Rating
Joni Ernst - IA, 42% Disapproval Rating
Lisa Murkowski - AK, 41% Disapproval Rating
Bob Menendez - NJ, 40% Disapproval Rating
Cory Gardner - CO, 40% Disapproval Rating
Martha McSally - AZ, 40% Disapproval Rating
Deb Fischer - NE, 40% Disapproval Rating
Elizabeth Warren - MA, 40% Disapproval Rating
Rand Paul - KY, 39% Disapproval Rating
Scoreboard Doesn't Lie
Among the 10 most popular senators, four are Democrats, four are Republicans and two are independents. How’s that for a dead heat?
Bernie Sanders is the most popular senator in the U.S. for 2020, according to the survey.
Having represented the state of Vermont in the U.S. House from 1991-2007 and U.S. Senate from 2007-present, Sanders has the highest total approval rating of any senator at 64% total.
As far as the 10 least popular senators, eight are Republicans and two are Democrats. Susan Collins is the least popular senator in America for 2020.
Collins has represented the state of Maine in the U.S. Senate since 1997. Although the survey does not address specific reasons why a senator is “approved” or “disapproved” of, a lot of the dissatisfaction toward Collins might be connected to her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in fall 2018. Her disapproval rating for 2020 sits at 42, according to Morning Consult.
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Benzinga file photo by Dustin Blitchok.
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