After casting the decisive vote that killed the Senate’s ObamaCare repeal bill, Senator John McCain’s (Republican-Arizona) favorability rating among Democrats has increased to 71 percent. McCain was joined by two Republicans, 46 Democrats, and two independents in voting against the ObamaCare repeal bill.
Since August 2015, McCain’s favorability rating among Democrats has been increasing. At that time, 61 percent of Republicans favored McCain. Now, McCain scored just a 51 percent rating among Republicans. His overall favorability rating is 58 percent.
It is not often that a politician earns a significantly higher favorability rating from their opposing political party. The only other time it happened was in 2006. Senator Joe Lieberman (Democrat-Connecticut) earned high Republican approval when he supported the war in Iraq
The approval ratings were gathered from a poll conducted by Gallup. Gallup surveyed 1,017 Americans over the phone between August 2nd and August 6th.
Gallup reported, “Given the unique nature of McCain’s ratings by party, it is unclear how long he can sustain his high ratings among Democrats
Jones concluded, “Ultimately, how much McCain’s recent actions stand out in partisans’ memories compared with other things he has done over the past two decades will determine their opinions about him.
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Credit: The Hill