Facing re-election in two years, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a 51 percent job approval rating among Kentuckians in the latest Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll.
But 42 percent disapprove of the performance of McConnell, who is one of the most visible Republican critics of President Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul has a 53 percent job approval rating and a 38 percent disapproval rating. Paul, a leader of the tea party movement, has been suggested by some as a future presidential candidate.
“They’re doing what they can for us as people,” said Stacey Pettus, 47, a Madisonville Democrat who is retired and says she likes both senators’ stands against increased spending. “The government already almost defaulted at one time.” Read the full story at the Courier-Journal