Majority of voters say Mitch McConnell should resign, new poll says

By Jen Krausz on
 August 17, 2023

A new Redfield & Wilton poll for Newsweek found that 64% of voters want Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign amid recent health challenges rather than finish out his term until 2027.

The poll included both Democrats and Republicans. More voters supporting former President Donald Trump, 71%, said he should resign compared to Biden voters and overall voters, which were about the same.

Almost half, 42%, said they were very concerned about McConnell's ability to do his job at 81, while 23% said they were somewhat concerned and 18% said they were slightly concerned for a total of 83%.

The numbers of voters concerned about McConnell's age are even higher than the number concerned about Biden's age in another Redfield & Wilton poll, a tally that came in at 75%.

Both are showing signs of mental and physical decline, with each of them having two serious falls in recent years, Biden repeatedly stumbling over his words during speeches and McConnell freezing up for 20 seconds during a recent speech at the Capitol.

It's odd that voters are more concerned about McConnell than Biden or Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has also shown numerous signs of confusion and mental decline.

Maybe it's because the mainstream media isn't defending McConnell like they are these Democrats, when all three of them should undoubtedly retire and give up their power before something really bad happens.