Most Republicans Approve Of Kevin McCarthy Despite Rocky Process In Vote For Speaker

Kevin McCarthy may have had a rocky start to becoming Speaker of the House but it doesn’t seem to matter now.

Just weeks later, his approval rating among Republicans is pretty solid.

It makes sense. He is keeping the promises he made and so far, people are pretty pleased about it.

The Hill reports:

Most Republicans approve of McCarthy’s election after messy Speaker battle: poll

Most Republicans approve of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) election to lead the House following a marathon vote that took more than three days last week, according to a new poll.

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An Economist-YouGov poll released Thursday showed 59 percent of Republicans approve of McCarthy being elected Speaker, while 21 percent disapprove and 20 percent are not sure.

A plurality of 46 percent of Republicans surveyed said they are not sure if they approve of how McCarthy is handling his job, while 42 percent said they strongly or somewhat approve. Only 12 percent said they strongly or somewhat disapprove of his performance.

The poll showed a comfortable plurality of Republicans approved of McCarthy’s performance as minority leader throughout the Biden administration while he held that role.

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Republicans are much more optimistic about McCarthy’s ability to be an effective Speaker than Democrats or independents. Pollsters found 44 percent of Republicans expect him to be effective in his position, while only 19 percent of Democrats and 15 percent of independents said the same.

If McCarthy stays on the path he is currently on, he will have a very effective Speakership.

All McCarthy has to do is not betray conservatives.

Republican voters will hold him accountable if he does.


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