Michael Tesler

In the immediate aftermath of [Kevin] McCarthy’s ouster, [Matt] Gaetz found himself one of the most hated men among Washington’s GOP firmament …. This reflects McCarthy’s own low approval rating with the rank and file …. Other Republican leaders in Congress actually fare worse among GOP voters, according to an analysis by Michael Tesler, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine. Mitch McConnell’s net favorability (favorable minus unfavorable) was recently minus-49 percent. Paul Ryan left the speakership with a minus-24 net favorability. Democrats, meanwhile, largely like their leaders. 

For the full story, please visit https://rollcall.com/2023/10/12/whats-to-stop-house-speaker-chaos-from-happening-again/.

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