Poll Shows Many Republicans Support McCarthy as Speaker

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Following the chaotic start to the 118th Congress, a new Economist-YouGov poll showed that most Republicans are in support of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) being the new House Speaker.

According to the recently released poll, around 59 percent of Republicans were in favor of McCarthy becoming the next Speaker. The other 21 percent were against his election, and 20 percent were unsure about whether McCarthy should be the Speaker.

However, the same poll also showed that 46 percent of Republicans are currently unsure of whether they approve of the way McCarthy has so far been handling his position. On the other hand, 42 percent either strongly or somewhat approve of McCarthy’s so far performance. Only 12 percent had said they strongly or somewhat disapproved.

McCarthy had previously served as the minority leader while the Democrats held control of the House of Representatives. The poll showed that during his time as a minority leader, most Republicans approved of his performance.

However, despite the Republican’s perspective, the Democrats are not as confident in McCarthy’s abilities and performance. Around 44 percent of Republicans thought that McCarthy would perform well as House Speaker, and 19 percent of Democrats held the same view. However, only 15 percent of independents indicated that they believed McCarthy would be an effective Speaker.

McCarthy managed to win the speakership after 15 ballots. In order to win the ballot and gain the support necessary within his party, he had to compromise on several issues. This was the longest Speakership election since before the Civil War, according to The Hill.

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