Rep. Kevin McCarthy (File Photo)

Despite Media Hand-Wringing, Polls Show Most GOP Voters Don’t Want Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (File Photo)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (File Photo)

Here’s some news you may have missed about the mainstream media’s made-up melodrama over who is going to be the next speaker of the U.S. House.

Voters appear to agree with renegade GOP Reps. like Matt Gaetz of Florida, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Chip Roy of Texas, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado in trying to keep the speaker’s gavel from falling into Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s establishment hands.

A poll released Thursday by the right-leaning Rasmussen Reports showed that just 48% of GOP voters want McCarthy in the job.

That contrasts with Congress, where support for McCarthy is running at 90%, as only about 21 lawmakers of the 222-seat Republican majority reject McCarthy.

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Among GOP voters, Rasmussen found 29% were definite nays on McCarthy and another 23% were undecided.

Among all voters, only 35% wanted McCarthy, while 41% opposed him.

Meanwhile, another poll making noise is a survey by the right-leaning Trafalgar Group, which recently found that GOP voters are exhausted with their party’s leadership and want something new.

The survey, taken two weeks before the current dust-up over McCarthy’s bid occurred, found that 63% graded the GOP’s congressional leadership  — this would be McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — was ineffective in helping get Republicans elected last year.

Only 8% said they were effective.

Another 68% said that the Republican National Committee was also wholly ineffective in helping GOP candidates.

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Only 13% said they were more willing to give to the GOP after the November election debacle.

As for the RNC, 74% said they wanted current Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel ousted.

“Republican voters are furious about the failure of their party to deliver results in 2022 — especially given the disastrous mismanagement of the country by the Biden Administration and their allies in Congress. Voters believe the only way to hold the GOP accountable for its failures is to make way for new leadership,” Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States, told PJ Media in response to the poll.

“Grassroots activists have known for a long time that GOP leadership in Congress and at the RNC aren’t focused on fighting for conservative principles, or even winning a majority, but rather keeping themselves in power and funding the permanent political consultant class,” Meckler added.

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