Poll: Boehner's favorable rating tanks

Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerEXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations Ryan: Benghazi report shows administration's failures Clinton can't escape Benghazi responsibility MORE’s (R-Ohio) favorability rating has dropped to the lowest level since he took on his leadership position after the 2010 elections, according to a new poll. 

A CNN poll released Tuesday shows BoehnerJohn BoehnerEXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations Ryan: Benghazi report shows administration's failures Clinton can't escape Benghazi responsibility MORE’s favorability rating hanging at 27 percent, down 6 points since last month. The number of people who hold an unfavorable view of him shot up 7 points to 55 percent — his highest rating ever.

Among Republicans, his favorability dropped 9 percent.

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Boehner’s numbers follow an overall downward trend of the Republican Party a week after leaders came to an agreement to end the 16-day shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit. 

Sixty-four percent of the public holds an unfavorable view of the Republican Party. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell'Never Trump' plots its last stand Dems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzMike Lee: Trump 'accused my best friend’s father of conspiring to kill JFK' Trump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office Kasich touts poll showing he does better against Clinton than Trump MORE (R-Texas) also saw their favorability ratings drop. 

McConnell’s rating dropped to 23 percent. It already stood at 27 percent before the shutdown. His rating dropped 11 percent among Republicans.

Cruz, who helped lead the charge to defund ObamaCare which ultimately led to the government shutdown, saw a 7 percent drop in his favorability rating since last month. Only 23 percent of people hold a favorable view of the freshman senator, while 42 percent hold an unfavorable view. 

Earlier results from the CNN poll released Monday found that 54 percent of people thought GOP control of the House is a bad thing. It also found that 63 percent of people thought Boehner should be ousted from his leadership position. 

On the other hand, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainBush World goes for Clinton, but will a former president? GOP senator: Trump could lose Arizona Senate panel passes bill that would create 4K visas for Afghans MORE (R-Ariz.), a vocal critic of the defunding effort, saw his favorability rating increase 2 points to 48 percent. 

Democratic leaders in Congress seem to have come out of the shutdown unscathed. In some cases, they actually saw their unfavorable ratings drop. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Senate passes Puerto Rico debt relief bill MORE’s (R-Nev.) favorability rating remained at 30 percent, while he saw his unfavorable rating drop 5 points to 40 percent.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (R-Calif.) rating of 37 percent did not move, while her unfavorable rating dropped 4 points to 47 percent. 

The poll surveyed 841 adults and contains a 3.5 percent margin of error.


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