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Can You Guess Who the ‘Least Popular Senator in the Country’ Is in Less Than 3 Tries?


Hint: He's not up for reelection until 2016.

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A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released on Thursday suggests that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the “least popular senator in the country.” The results shouldn’t be that shocking as McCain has a low approval rating among both Republicans and Democrats.

The Republican has an approval rating of just 30 percent among all Arizona voters while 44 percent of respondents also disapprove of his job performance and 16 percent aren’t sure, according to the poll by the left-leaning PPP.

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, upon his return from a two-hour meeting at the White House between President Barack Obama and Republican senators, trying to come up with a bipartisan solution to the budget stalemate. Sen. McCain says the Arizona Republican Party¹s censure of him over the weekend may just motivate him to run for a sixth term. The censure vote came during a meeting of state committee members who cited McCain¹s voting record as being insufficiently conservative. The members say McCain has campaigned as a conservative but has lent his support to immigration reform and funding President Obama¹s national health care initiative. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File 

Among fellow Republicans, McCain has only a 35 percent positive approval rating and a 55 percent disapproval rating.

McCain isn’t up for reelection until 2016, but the latest numbers could indicate that his time as a Republican U.S. senator could be coming to an end. He has been serving in U.S. Congress since 1982, starting in the House of Representatives. He was elected to the Senate in 1986.

“PPP conducted the poll from February 28 to March 2 among 870 registered Arizona voters,” HuffPost notes.

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