Republican voters continue to identify more with President Trump than with the Arizona senator…
(Rasmussen Reports) Most Republicans now think Arizona Senator John McCain, their party’s presidential nominee in 2008, should step down from the U.S. Senate.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Republican Voters believe McCain who is terminally ill with cancer should resign from the Senate before May 30 so Arizona voters can elect a replacement in the upcoming November elections.
Just 27% of voters in his own party think he should hang on past May 30.
Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Arizona’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, will name an interim senator to fill McCain’s seat, but if McCain fails to resign before May 30, there won’t be enough time legally for his seat to be on the ballot in November.
A special election would be called after that time.
McCain, who has been in the Senate for 33 years, has been a consistent critic of both candidate and President Donald Trump, but Republican voters continue to identify more with the president than with the senator.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of GOP voters say the Republican Party should be more like Trump; only 23% say it should be more like McCain.
These findings have changed little since March of last year.
Just 43% of Republicans now have a favorable opinion of McCain, and that includes only 18% with a Very Favorable one.
Fifty-two percent (52%) view the longtime senator unfavorably, with 25% who regard him Very Unfavorably.
Most Democrats (76%) and just over half (53%) of unaffiliated voters think the GOP should be more like McCain than Trump…Original Source…