Poll: GOP Voters Say Donald Trump Better Represents their Views than Paul Ryan

Donald Trump has suggested that if he wins the November presidential election, Paul Ryan would lose his House speaker job

A majority of Republican voters say Republican nominee Donald Trump better represents their views than Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).

As Ryan and Trump have traded jabs throughout the 2016 election, a recent Bloomberg Politics poll asked Republican voters, “Which person’s view better matches your own view of what the Republican Party should stand for?”

The results show that 51 percent of Republican voters say Trump better represents the view of their party than does Ryan, who received 33 percent in the poll.

The poll, which was conducted Oct. 14 through Oct. 17, questioned 404 likely voters that identify as Republican — or leaning Republican — and has a plus or minus 4.9 percent margin of error.

Bloomberg Politics also asked GOP voters who they would like to be the face of the Republican Party if Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — Trump’s running mate — ranked number one with 27 percent. Trump came in second with 24 percent and Paul Ryan came in fourth behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with 15 percent.


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