Conservatives are glad to see John Boehner resigning as House Speaker — and a new poll reveals that many Americans are too.
The poll, conducted by The Economist Group/You Gov, found that more than 4 in 10 Americans — or 43 percent — approve of the Ohio Republican's bow out.
Another 13 percent of those surveyed said that Boehner bidding adieu is a bad thing, while 44 percent said they were "not sure."
"The poll's findings show a public with mixed feelings about the outgoing speaker, whose support among his Republican colleagues had slipped in recent years, as well," said Roll Call's Andrew Siddons
, who first reported the findings.
Sixty-two percent of those polled said Boehner was a "somewhat or very weak leader," while 47 percent "somewhat or strongly disapproved" of the way he handled his powerful position.
Boehner wasn't conservative enough for 21 percent of those polled, while another 22 percent said he was too conservative.
"Despite the general disapproval, Americans want the next speaker to somewhat follow Boehner's lead: Sixty-two percent say they want a speaker who will compromise to get things done," Siddons writes.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican and the current majority leader, is expected to be voted in as Boehner's replacement next week.
The poll of 2,000 adults was conducted Sept. 25-29 and has an error margin of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
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