Famed doctor Mehmet Oz, who is running as a Republican for the Pennsylvania Senate, has dodged questions about Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the past, saying he’s done “wonderful” things.
The revelation about Dr. Oz comes as former President Donald Trump, who supports the candidate, goes on the attack against McConnell, calling him a “crow” during his Friday night rally in Pennsylvania.
When Dr Oz was before asked of McConnell, who also happens to be his party’s leader in the Senate, and who Oz would likely work with if elected, he reportedly said, “I think there are things he’s done that are wonderful, there are things that I’ve done’ I disagree with.
But at the former president’s rally in Pennsylvania on Friday night, Trump attacked McConnell, saying the senator “is the least popular politician in the country.” …It’s an old… broken down crow.
He went on to explain, “I want to be nice,” indicating he had a “rude” word to call her instead, but didn’t want to cause any trouble with former first lady Melania Trump. Trump then reiterated the term for McConnell, saying, “that’s an old broken piece of… crow.”
Oz dodged McConnell’s question when asked.
“I think there are things he’s done that are wonderful, there are things I disagreed with,” he told Chris Stigall in March https:/ /t.co/aZbdx3ucyL
—Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) May 7, 2022
Trump was likely referring to a recent Morning Consult poll that found McConnell earned the most unpopular senator status. The poll found his approval rating to be at a low 33%, while his disapproval is at 60%, giving him a net approval rating of minus 27%.
McConnell, as the least unpopular senator, has a lower approval rating than fellow Republican establishment senators, Susan Collins of Maine with a 47-49% unfavorable, Mitt Romney of Utah with 48- 43% and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska with 45-45 percent.
However, the latest Franklin & Marshall poll showed Dr. Oz also had negative approval ratings among Republican voters.
As for Republican voters, 41% viewed him unfavorably, while only 29% viewed him favorably.
But, while Dr. Oz is underwater and endorsed by Trump, his main opponent David McCormick shows a clear advantage with the faction of voters who backed the former president.
Of these respondents, 29 percent said they favored McCormick, while only 19% favored Dr Oz, and 18% preferred Kathy Barnette.