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Poll: Amid Speaker Fight, Faith in GOP Leaders Wanes

By    |   Thursday, 12 October 2023 05:41 PM EDT

A new poll published Thursday by CNN and conducted by SSRS, showed 74% of Americans disapprove of the way GOP leaders in Congress are handling their job.

The survey comes a day after a narrow majority of Republicans nominated Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., as their next House speaker after the unprecedented ouster of the former speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

Tensions are still running high among Republicans and the House is at a standstill amid bitter infighting after McCarthy's stunning removal last week. The House was gaveled into a brief session, Thursday, then closed, with next steps uncertain.

A poll released Wednesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 25% of Republicans say they approve of the decision by a small group of Republicans to remove McCarthy as speaker, while 3 in 10 Republicans said it was a mistake.

The SSRS poll, which was conducted among 1,255 U.S. adults Oct. 4-9 and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points, also found:

  • 50% said they supported removing McCarthy from his post while 49% opposed it.
  • 30% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say his ousting was a good thing for the party and 34% said it was a bad thing.
  • Still, 54% of Americans said they have more confidence in congressional Republicans than in Biden to “tackle the major issues facing the country.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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A new poll published Thursday by CNN and conducted by SSRS, showed 74% of Americans disapprove of the way GOP leaders in Congress are handling their job.
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