Speaker of the House Boehner is now the least popular member of congressional leadership, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. Boehner clocks in with 51 percent of voters disapproving of his performance.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has held that spot for many years, surpassed now for the first time by Boehner—likely an encouraging revelation to the growing movement to oust the Ohio Republican from his leadership position.
A total of 50 percent disapprove of Pelosi’s performance, according to the poll. Only 31 percent approve of Boehner’s performance, whereas 37 percent approve of Pelosi’s performance.
According to the Huffington Post, Boehner’s favorability rating in this poll among members of his own Republican Party has slipped to just 55 percent.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a 42 percent unfavorable rating, as compared to a 24 percent favorable rating. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a 36 percent unfavorable rating to a 27 percent favorable rating.
The poll was conducted by phone from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19 . It surveyed 900 likely voters and has a 3 percent margin of error.
In a separate op-ed, Rasmussen Reports pollster Scott Rasmussen argues that Boehner's fiscal cliff "Plan B" actually "hurt" the Republican Party.