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CNN Poll: Boehner's Popularity Reaches New Low

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Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 08:54 PM

By Cathy Burke

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House Speaker John Boehner's favorability rating has dropped to its lowest point since he took over the leadership position after a tea party wave in 2010, a CNN poll showed Tuesday.

Boehner was favored by just 27 percent of those polled — six points lower than his rating in September. Those who have an unfavorable view of him shot up seven points to 55 percent — the highest it's been for the Ohio Republican.

Among Republicans, Boehner's favorability dropped by 9 percentage points, the poll showed.

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Boehner’s numbers follow an overall downward trend for the Republican Party a week after leaders came to an agreement to end the 16-day government shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit, The Hill noted.

Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said they had an unfavorable view of the GOP, the poll showed.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., both saw their favorability ratings drop to 23 percent.

McConnell’s rating was 27 percent before the shutdown; his favorability sank 11 percentage points among Republicans.

Obamacare defunding advocate Cruz had a seven-point drop in his favorability rating since last month; 42 percent now hold an unfavorable view.

On Monday, another CNN poll found that 54 percent of respondents thought GOP control of the House was a bad thing, and that 63 percent of respondents thought Boehner should be ousted from his leadership position.

Favorability went up to 48 percent for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a critic of the defunding effort.

After the federal government reopened last week, Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, one of the Republicans who went to Washington with tea party support, said he thought Boehner was "100 percent stronger" after the bitter defunding battle.

"No one blames him for this," Mulvaney told CNN last week about the speaker's pulling a House bill to reopen the governent and avert default. "We could not get him the votes. That was our failure, it wasn't the speaker's fault."

But in January, when House conservatives pushed Boehner and the GOP leadership to hold the line against increased taxes as part of the deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," Boehner famously lamented: "I need this job like a hole in my head."

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