Here are the country’s most and least popular senators

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Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, has seen a 14-point drop in popularity since President Trump took office.
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The majority of American senators have seen a drop in their net approval ratings since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a new Morning Consult poll of the senators’ constituents.

Notably, both Republicans in consistently red states and Democrats in deeply blue states have taken a hit.

Arizona Republicans Jeff Flake and John McCain saw 14-point and 12-point drops, respectively, while Rhode Island’s Democratic senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse both took 20-point hits.

Three Republicans – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Flake, and McCain – are viewed negatively by a plurality of their constituents.

McConnell maintained his long-held position as the least popular senator in America, with a 48% disapproval rating, while former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held steady as the most popular.

The poll surveyed 140,000 registered voters across the country between April 1 and June 18, 2017.

The 5 least and most popular senators are:


1. Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell

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Disapprove: 48%

Approve: 41%


2. Arizona Republican John McCain

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Disapprove: 47%

Approve: 43%


3. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake

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Disapprove: 45%

Approve: 37%


4. Montana Democrat Jon Tester

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Disapprove: 39%

Approve: 50%


5. New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez

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Disapprove: 38%

Approve: 39%

And now for the most popular:


1. Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders

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Approve: 75%

Disapprove: 21%


2. Hawaii Democrat Brian Schatz

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Approve: 69%

Disapprove: 21%


3. Hawaii Democrat Mazie Hirono

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Approve: 67%

Disapprove: 23%


4. North Dakota Republican John Hoeven

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Approve: 66%

Disapprove: 17%


5. Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy

Approve: 66%

Disapprove: 25%