Revolution: Only 16% of GOP Voters Support Boehner and McConnell for Leadership of New Congress
A second round of poll results from a survey of Republican voters taken Christmas week by Pat Caddell’s EMC Research was released on Sunday. The poll shows that a revolution is at hand with a stunning majority of 2014 GOP voters who gave their party control of both houses of Congress ready to throw out the Republican leaders of both houses in favor of new leadership.
Only sixteen percent of voters surveyed want both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to serve as leaders of the House and Senate respectively when the 114th Congress convenes this week. Boehner’s support on his own for Speaker of the House of Representatives is a pitiful twenty-five percent while McConnell’s support for Senate Majority Leader is just as bad at twenty-seven percent.
A shocking nine out ten GOP voters have no faith in political leaders of either party.
Ninety-one percent agreed with the statement, “Political leaders are more interested in protecting their power and privilege than doing what is right for the American people.”
Eighty-nine percent agreed with the statement, “The power of ordinary people to control our country is getting weaker every day, as political leaders on both sides fight to protect their own power and privilege, at the expense of the nation’s well-being.”
Seventy-nine percent do not believe, “the US government is working for the people’s best interests.”
Eighty-seven percent believe the country is on the wrong track.
The latest poll results on Boehner come two days before he stands for reelection as Speaker.
As Republican House Members decide who to vote for, they will undoubtedly take into consideration these numbers for Boehner that show what little regard their Republican voters have for his Speakership:
Only twenty-four percent believe Boehner has been “…effective in opposing Obama’s agenda.”
Only thirty-seven percent trust Boehner to “fight for the issues that are most important to Republicans.”
Only forty-three percent of Republican voters believe Boehner “has the best interests of the American people at heart, rather than special interests.”
More poll results are expected to be released on Monday. Word is the results on amnesty are “devastating.”
The results released Sunday show seventy-five percent of GOP voters “voted for a Republican for Congress to stop President Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants.”
Eighty-one percent “voted for a Republican for Congress to stop Obamacare.”
The People’s Poll of 602 Republicans or 2014 GOP voters was conducted by EMC Research and supervised by Caddell & Associates during December 26-30, 2014 with a margin of error of four percent.
Meaning the margin of error is negligible with regard to the stunning lack of support for Boehner and McConnell.