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A Third of Republicans Want McConnell, Ryan Out

Friday, August 18, 2017

Late last week, President Trump criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the Senate’s failure to pass a health care repeal bill before the August recess, raising the question of whether the Kentucky Senator should step down from his position. Even one third of his fellow Republicans think that’s a good idea.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely Republican Voters think it would be good for the United States if McConnell stepped down as Senate majority leader, while 17% believe it would be bad for the country. Another 35% of GOP voters feel if McConnell stepped down as the top Republican in the Senate, it would have no impact. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 15-16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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