Tuesday, April 23, 2013

John McCain's Approval Rating Craters to Lowest Mark in Two Decades

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Nearly two-thirds of Arizonans think that John McCain's time in office is up, according to a poll released today.

According to the Behavior Research Center's Rocky Mountain Poll, McCain's job approval rating has dropped to its lowest level since the early '90s, with only 26% of Arizonans supporting him, and 67% of Arizonans believing that someone new needs to be in office.

While one might consider his support of recent background check legislation to be responsible for this drop (which has been a trend — according to figures from BRC, McCain's approval ratings have been on a steady decline since 2006), this survey was conducted between April 3 to April 16, before the recent background check vote took place.

Who knows; maybe it's the fact that he's shifted his views more towards the rest of the ever-more-conservative Republican party since his 2008 Presidential campaign...or maybe it's that he seems to be returning to his "maverick" ways, recently saying that "there are times these days when I feel that I have more in common on foreign policy with President Obama than I do with some in my own party," in regards to growing regard for isolationist policies.

Unfortunately for those who want McCain out of office, he's still going to be representing the Grand Canyon State in D.C. for another three years — though, considering he'll have celebrated his 80th birthday by the time Election Day 2016 rolls around, it's not outside the realm of possibility that he may decide to hang up his American flag pin and call it a career on Capitol Hill.

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