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Rasmussen Reports Survey Results – Less Than Half of GOP Voters Want McCarthy as Speaker

Rasmussen Reports has released the results of their survey today on the vote for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House. 

The results of the Rasmussen Report’s survey on the vote for the Speaker were announced this morning.

We now have these results.

According to Rasmussen Reports, the results are in on whether the GOP believes Kevin McCarthy should be the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Less Than Half of GOP Voters Want McCarthy as House Speaker according to Rasmussen Reports.  Overall, only a third of voters believe McCarthy should be Speaker.

As the House of Representatives prepares for a third day of voting on who will wield the Speaker’s gavel, voters are divided over whether Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy should get the job. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe Republicans should choose Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House, while 41% say the GOP should not elect McCarthy as the next Speaker.

After two days and six ballots, the House still has not chosen a Speaker because 20 members of the Republican caucus have voted against McCarthy. Less than half (48%) of Republican voters want McCarthy to become speaker, while 29% are opposed and 24% are undecided. Democratic voters oppose McCarthy by a 20-point margin, 48% to 28%, which is nearly the same as voters not affiliated with either major party, 46% of whom are against McCarthy and 28% in favor.

These results aren’t good but the fact that 20 GOP representatives won’t back McCarthy and he needs 16 of them to win the Speakership is not good for McCarthy as well. 

UPDATE – Here’s the results by party.  Independents like McCarthy about as much as Democrats.

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