Hard Truth: As Joe Manchin Backed Dems, WVa Voters Turned On Him

  • A majority of West Virginia voters are thumbing their noses at Sen. Joe Manchin III in the wake of his delivering a big legislative win for Democrats on taxes and climate change.
  • The job approval rating for Mr. Manchin, a conservative Democrat, plunged in his home state of West Virginia by double digits in recent months after he provided the final vote needed to pass President Biden’s tax-and-climate bill, according to daily tracking data that Morning Consult released Monday.


  • A majority 51% of West Virginia voters disapprove of Mr. Manchin’s job performance, up from 38% who disapproved of him in the second quarter of this year.