A vast majority of GOP voters are disillusioned with House Speaker John Boehner and new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and don't want them running Congress, according to a new poll.
Only one in four voters support having the Ohio congressman and the Kentucky senator in GOP leadership positions, according to the EMC Research survey, The Daily Signal
The numbers are even worse — one in six GOP voters — when it comes to having both Boehner and McConnell serve in the most senior positions in the House and Senate.
And according to the poll of 600 Republican voters, 53 percent would prefer to see an entirely new party leadership.
Boehner faces a challenge for his position from four members of his own party in Tuesday's speaker vote — Louie Gohmert
of Texas, Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida, Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
However, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told The Daily Signal that he expected his boss to be re-elected.
"Rep. Boehner was selected as the House Republican Conference's choice for speaker in November, and he expects to be elected by the whole House next week," said Steel.
Nevertheless, in the EMC poll, 60 percent of Republican voters said they wanted someone other than Boehner.
A majority of GOP voters said they disapproved of Boehner's job performance since he had become speaker in 2011. Asked about his record, 64 percent said Boehner has been "ineffective in opposing President [Barack] Obama's agenda."
Although Boehner only had a 43 percent favorability rating with Republican voters. 52 percent of respondents said they "trust Speaker Boehner to fight for the issues that are important to most Republicans," the survey results showed.
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