Senate Leader Harry Reid Sees Favorability Drop After Immigration Fight

A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds only 19 percent of American voters look favorably upon Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. According to the poll, 45 percent of voters view the Nevada Democrat favorably.

That's the same favorable rating as former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, now sentenced to 30 months in prison in the CIA leak case. Lewis' unfavorable rating reached 57 percent in the same survey.

Click here to read the Rasmussen Reports poll on Harry Reid.

The poll of 800 likely voters, released Saturday, followed a brutal week of political maneuvering on Capitol Hill over a much-maligned immigration reform bill that was killed by Republicans after Reid would not permit several amendments to be debated.

Reid’s highest favorability rating in the poll was 30 percent in February, shortly after he took the top leadership spot in the Senate.