Skip to comments.Poll: 60% of GOP Voters Want Boehner Out as Speaker
Posted on 01/02/2015 7:42:44 AM PST by cotton1706
A new poll out today reveals GOP opinions about Speaker of the House John Boehner.
The poll was commissioned by a group called The Peoples Poll, supervised by Pat Caddell of Caddell Associates and fielded by EMC Research.
The survey was conducted among self-identified Republicans and independents who say they lean Republican so the opinions in the poll come from the GOPers around the country, not the public-at-large.
When asked if Speaker of the House John Boehner should be re-elected only 25% say so, with a paltry 11% strongly supporting Boehner. On the other hand, almost two-thirds (60%) want someone new on the job, with 26% saying they strongly want a new Speaker of the House.
And it gets worse. Boehner isnt much trusted by his own party.
Only 13% say they strongly agree with the statement I trust House Speaker John Boehner to fight for the issues that are important to most Republicans and an additional 39% saying they somewhat agree with the statement.
Furthermore, Boehner gets weak marks for opposing Obamas agenda. Almost two-thirds agree with the statement Speaker Boehner has been ineffective in opposing President Obamas agenda. The party and its supporters are split on whether Boehner has the best interests of the American public at heart, rather than special interests which is hardly a vote of confidence moving forward with the new Congress.
Rick Manning writes over at The Hill:
Next week during the Speakers vote, if 29 Republicans decide that they will not vote for Boehner to continue as Speaker, he doesnt get to be Speaker unless he convinces a Democrat to vote for him.
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
Seems low to me.
Yeah, but since when do voters decide upon choosing their representatives? /sarc
His backers on K street will ignore this completely.
Yawn. Nice but unlikely.
It only matters that he garners a majority of the Republican caucus vote.
He may be unpopular with many of them as well, but they'll likely hold their noses and vote for him.
Like him or not, I thought Klavan's analysis yesterday was spot on.
Far too low.
Perhaps the 60% refers to those who only want a few days of torture for the slimeball before we send his ashes into the sun.
only 60%? 40% either don’t pay attention or are big government types
What is wrong with the other 40%? Have they been living in a fishbowl??
Not really. The ones who want him out are activists who follow politics. And 60% is greater than the pleuralities we have been getting lately in presidential elections.
“What is wrong with the other 40%? Have they been living in a fishbowl??”
They’re the “moderate” republicans that the likes of Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush want to be elected by.
Pat Caddell cracks me up. There are times when he really gets grass roots correct, and this is one of them.
Wow there are still 11% in the idiot class!
“Wow there are still 11% in the idiot class!”
They are business people who pay less taxes then they get from the government or use cheap immigrant labor. For years I have supported lower taxes on business. But if tis is the way they can be I am all for raising it on them.
They are RINOs.
From another thread:
Marsha Blackburn should be asked unofficially if she would be willing, and if she says yes, then she should remain quiet while Conservatives prepare to appoint her.
She has the right experience and the right stuff to ascend to Speaker.
And it is important that Conservatives put her name out there while she shuns the cameras and mics. But Conservatives must know ahead of time that shes willing to accept.
I just called my rep to point this polls out. Do the same with your pubbie Rep.
What are the poll numbers for the Turtle Face RINO in the Senate?
The survey was conducted among self-identified Republicans and independents who say
they lean Republican so the opinions in the poll come from the GOPers around the
country, not the public-at-large.
The problem is that the vote is not being conducted amongst ‘self-identifed
Republicans and indepenents’ but rather amongst 435 US House of Representative
members. Those 435 will elect the next speaker when they convene for the next session.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.