Josh Hawley’s favorability drops in Missouri after riot -- but it improves with GOP nationally
Josh Hawley, R- Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security& Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Dec. 16. - Nash Greg/TNS

WASHINGTON — A plurality of Missouri voters disapprove of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley two weeks after the U.S. Capitol riot, according to a new poll. The Jan. 18 survey of 743 registered voters found that 49% disapprove of Hawley, the state’s junior senator, compared to 36% who approve of his job performance, according to The Morning Consult. That amounts to a 12-point negative swing in Hawley’s net favorability since the day before the Jan. 6 insurrection. It is also a 17-point shift since the week President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election— when a plurality of Missouri ...