WHO’S THE MANCHIN? Joe Manchin’s Popularity Skyrockets in New Poll

According to a new Morning Consult poll, being a thorn in the side of the Biden Administration has worked out for Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV); Manchin’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past year.

Morning Consult found that, even as Manchin has faced backlash from progressives nationally, about 57 percent of West Virginia voters viewed him favorably in surveys conducted from January through March. His popularity jumped 17 points—more than any other senator—compared to the same period last year,” the Hill reports.

Manchin is up with Independents and Republicans —but down with Democrats for tanking President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with fellow Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

Morning Consult found that Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were viewed most favorably by 62 percent of their respective states’ voters.