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Democrats now adore Sen. John McCain. Republicans don't.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is among the most respected Republican leaders in Congress and the one-time general election opponent of President Barack Obama, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his favorability numbers. The Arizona senator — who has aggressive brain cancer but still managed to make it to the Hill for a decisive "no" vote on health care last week — records a 74 percent approval rating among Democrats, a new Quinnipiac University poll has found. Republicans, on the other hand, only favor McCain by 39 percent, with 49 percent viewing him unfavorably.

Overall, 57 percent of voters find McCain favorable and 32 percent find him unfavorable. By comparison, just 26 percent of Americans say they are "proud" of President Trump, while 54 percent say they are "embarrassed" of him.

The poll reached 1,125 voters on cell phones and landlines between July 27 and August 1. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percent. Read the full results here.