National Poll: Barrasso, Lummis Are The Two Most Popular Senators In Country

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By Coy Knobel, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming is number one in the nation in terms of liking its governor, disliking President Joe Biden and now approving of its U.S. senators, according to state-by-state surveys conducted by a national research company.

Wyoming Republican U.S. Senator John Barrasso tops the list of the most popular senators in the country. Morning Consult Political Intelligence data shows 70% of Wyoming voters approve of the senator’s job performance and 23% disapprove. 

Wyoming U.S. Senator, Cynthia Lummis, also a Republican, came in at number two in the rating. She had 63% approval and 25% disapproval ratings in the poll.

“Polls are nice, but the great privilege is to work for the people of Wyoming,” Barrasso told Cowboy State Daily. “Right now too many people are suffering from high gas prices and record inflation. That is where we need to keep up the fight for cutting government spending and removing federal barriers to developing our American energy resources.” 

Morning Consult Political Intelligence, April 1 – June 30, 2022

Lummis’ office said the senator works hard to represent her Wyoming constituents’ values and she is honored to be one of the most popular senators in the country.

“The motto of the Lummis office is ‘all Wyoming all the time,’ and it appears that approach to serving in elected office is well-liked among the people of Wyoming,” said Lummis spokesperson Stacey Daniels. 

Other data from the company’s polls, which were conducted with registered voters in every state between April 1 and June 30, showed Wyoming GOP Governor Mark Gordon’s approval rating at 74%, which was tops in the nation. Wyoming voters gave President Biden a 23% approval score and 76% disapproval, the worst rating in the country, according to the survey.

South Dakota’s Republican U.S. Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune were next highest on the list with 60% approval ratings. 

The fifth most popular U.S. senator was Republican John Hoeven of North Dakota. His approval was 57%.  He was followed by number six and the first Democrat on the list, Patrick Leahy of Vermont who scored a 56% approval rating.   Fellow Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, scored the same approval rating. 

Another Independent who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, Angus King of Maine, also had a 56% approval rating.  U.S. Senators John Kennedy, R-La.,  and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. round out the top 10. Each had a 54% approval rating.

The least popular senator in the poll was Kentucky Republican and Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. He scored a 31% approval and a 62% disapproval rating.

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