That could signal a tough reelection fight for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a former rival of the governor’s, in 2020.
The Senate majority leader, who has represented Kentucky in the upper chamber since 1985, is nearly just as unpopular as Bevin, with a disapproval rating of 50% in the same Morning Consult poll.
His challenger, Amy McGrath, who announced her campaign in July, managed to raise $10.7 million in the third quarter. But McGrath faces an uphill battle when it comes to convincing the state’s more conservative electorate that she should replace McConnell, given her more liberal political views.
McConnell’s campaign, though, seems unconcerned about any comparisons to Bevin’s.