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Gallup: 40% of GOP See Boehner as 'Unfavorable'

By    |   Monday, 06 Oct 2014 11:46 PM

House Speaker John Boehner is losing favor with voters – with the Ohio Republican taking a big hit from his own party members, a new Gallup poll released Monday finds.

According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Boehner, with only 28 percent holding a favorable view – down 8 points since April.

But the worse news for Boehner is his sinking favorability within his own party, the poll found.

A whopping 40 percent of Republicans have an unfavorable view of the House Speaker – a number that's increased 11 points from earlier this year, the survey firm found. He has a favorability rating of just 46 among GOP voters, the poll found.

"Boehner's image likely suffered in 2013 from Americans' disaffection with Congress over the budget shutdown," the pollster noted, "and Republicans' disappointment with the lack of spending cuts in the final budget deal that Boehner supported."

"His troubles within the GOP this year could stem from the mounting criticism he has faced from conservatives —including three tea party Republicans who challenged Boehner in the primary election in his district this spring — partly over his support for pursuing comprehensive immigration reform," the polling outfit added.

As for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, his net favorability rating is down 10 points since April, with 45 percent of Americans having an unfavorable opinion of Reid compared with 21 percent who have a favorable opinion, the survey found.

Reid's dismal numbers are the worst they've been since he took over as majority leader in 2007.

The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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