With Harry Reid running all over Washington calling people anarchists and accusing Republicans of Thelma and Louise-like behavior, while pressing the pedal to the floor, is it any wonder Nevada’s senior senator is not looked on too kindly by the average American?
A recent Gallup Poll found only 33 percent approved of Democratic Senate Majority Leader Reid’s performance in Washington, while 53 percent disapprove, a gap of -20 points. Yes, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner scored a higher disapproval rate of 54 percent, but his approval rating was higher.
Harry has somehow managed to knock off Nancy Pelosi from her reign as the one with the lowest net popularity in the leadership.
Harry and all four congressional leaders fared better than Congress as a whole, which has an approval rating of 19 percent.
At least Harry has a plurality of popularity in his party — with 47 percent of Dems approving to 40 percent disapproving. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can’t say as much — with 47 percent of GOPers disapproving and only 33 approving.