According to a new poll by Rasmussen reports, House Speaker John Boehner now has the dubious honor of being the nation’s least popular member of congressional leadership. With 51 percent of voters disapproving of his performance, Boehner replaces Nancy Pelosi as the least liked member of congressional leadership, a post she held for several years.
With a net favorability rating of negative 20, Boehner’s approval numbers are at the lowest point since he accepted the position of House Speaker. Even among his own party the results aren’t much better: only 55 percent of Republicans approve of his performance.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) didn’t fare much better, with an unfavorable rating of 36 percent.
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rounded out the Democratic leadership, with unfavorable reviews of 50 percent and 42 percent, respectively.
The only Congressional politician to get overall positive remarks was Vice President Joe Biden, with a 49 percent favorability rating versus 45 percent unfavorable.
The Rasmussen poll surveyed 900 likely voters by phone between Dec. 18 and Dec. 19, and reporter a 3 percent margin of error.
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