McCarthy’s Good Opening, GOP Favorability Up In New Poll

New GOP House Speaker

  • The bump follows a tumultuous and but successful effort to win the speakership.
  • The new Economist/YouGov poll shows nearly three times as many Republicans (59%) approve of McCarthy’s election as speaker, compared those who disapprove (21%).
  • The California Republican and former House minority leader becoming speaker because about 2o GOP House members, among the chamber’s most conservative, for weeks and months opposed him becoming speaker.
  • Forty-four percent of Republican voters, meanwhile, believe McCarthy will “be able to serve effectively” in his role as speaker of the House.
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