McCain has the worst approval numbers in the entire Senate

2014-03-06T16:00:00Z 2014-03-10T23:41:31Z McCain has the worst approval numbers in the entire SenateBy Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona's senior senator is not doing well at the polls.

Only a third of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing in Washington D.C., according to a recent poll conducted by the Raleigh, NC-based Public Policy Polling.

More than half, 54 percent, actively disapprove of McCain. There numbers don't change much depending on party registration - McCain has a 35 percent approval & 55 percent disapproval rating with Republicans and only a 29 percent approval & 53 percent disapproval with registered Democrats.

Hypothetical 2016 races have McCain losing to former surgeon general Richard Carmona by six percent and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords by seven percent.

He fares better in a match up against Janet Napolitano with an eight percent lead over former Arizona governor.

PPP surveyed 870 Arizona voters, including 403 Republican primary voters between Feb. 28 and March 2.

Five weeks ago, the state Republican Party censured McCain for not being conservative enough.

McCain told the Associated Press the action by the Arizona Republican Party made him want to consider running for re-election in 2016. 

Full results can be found here.

Stay tuned to the Pueblo Politics blog throughout 2014 for news, updates and information about Southern Arizona politics. Follow Arizona Daily Star reporters Joe Ferguson and Becky Pallack on Twitter.

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