It’s no surprise, Congress’ public approval rating is abysmal — a vast majority of Americans continue to disapprove of the job they’re doing. According to Gallup polling the rating has been stuck in the mid-teens for over year, and has not exceeded 20 percent since October of 2012.
Nevertheless some Americans actually really like particular members of Congress.
A new survey by Morning Consult polled 62,000 registered voters in all 50 states as to what they thought about the job their senators are doing. The results: despite the overall Congressional approval rating, some senators rate highly in their home states among constituents.
The top five most popular senators in America:
- Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
- Susan Collins (R-ME)
- John Hoeven (R-ND)
- Angus King (I-ME)
- Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
The five least popular senators in America:
- Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- Pat Roberts (R-KS)
- John McCain (R-AZ)
- Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
- Harry Reid (D-NV)
As for Alabama’s senators, long-time Republican Senator Richard Shelby ranks as the 16th most liked senator with a 59% approval rating. Perhaps more surprisingly is that Tea Party darling Sen. Jeff Sessions is solidly in the middle of the pack ranked 33rd overall with a 54% approval rating.