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Kevin McCarthy Sees Favourability Improve Following January 6 Subpoena


US President Joe Biden remains the most favoured political leader in office, according to Real Clear Politics although the President's rating (-8.6) is marginally lower than the -8.5 he tracked at last month.

  • The big mover this month is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who has seen his rating improve by 2% following a January 6 select committee subpoena, possibly reflecting an improved standing amongst supporters of Former president Donald Trump .
  • Trump is the most favoured 'leader' and has seen his rating improve by .7 to (-7.0) despite a poorer than predicted performance in the May midterm primaries.
  • The favouribility tracker continues to demonstrate the consistently poor approval of political leaders from both parties.

Figure 1: US Leader favourability ratings (Real Clear Politics)

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