Politics

Republicans Have Grown To Disapprove Of Paul Ryan

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

When [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] first became Speaker of the House, close to 70 percent of Republicans supported the move. Now less than half approve of the job he’s doing, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, said, “Paul Ryan’s standing with Republicans nationally has declined precipitously since taking on the job as Speaker of the House.”

When he took the job of Speaker in November 69 percent of Republicans backed the decision and 14 percent were against it. Now, his job approval rating is 40 percent among Republicans, 44 percent are unhappy with Ryan. Among voters in general, 30 percent approve of the work Ryan’s doing, 48 percent disapprove.

“They’re not all that crazy about having him in that role, much less being the party’s candidate for President,” Debnam said.

Among voters in general, 30 percent approve of the work Ryan’s doing, 48 percent disapprove.

The poll was of 1,222 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percent.