The approval ratings for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) have fallen in the wake of the deadly Capitol riots two weeks ago.
Between January 6 and 18, Hawley’s approval ratings fell 6 points among Missouri voters, while Ted Cruz’s ratings fell by 3 points among voter in Texas, according to a Morning Consult Poll.
Its a similar situation among the Republicans in their respective states. Hawley’s approval rating dipped 9 points among Missouri Republicans to 63 percent, while Cruz’s dipped 5 points to 76 percent among Texas Republicans.
Both senators led the Republican effort to challenge the results of the Electoral College in the Senate on January 6 even after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
On Thursday, a group of Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint against both Hawley and Cruz over their objections to the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election results.
The Morning Consult’s Political Intelligence polling was conducted among about 3,000 voters in Texas and 1,000 voters in Missouri. The polling before Jan. 6 was conducted between Dec. 27 and Jan. 5, and after from Jan. 9 to Jan. 18.