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Poll: Republicans favor Scalise for Speaker; Dems favor Pelosi

Poll: Republicans favor Scalise for Speaker; Dems favor Pelosi
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A new poll shows Republican voters favor House Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats Cedric Richmond's next move: 'Sky's the limit' if Biden wins MORE (R-La.) to succeed retiring House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE (R-Wis.) should the GOP keep control of the chamber in the midterm elections.

A Morning Consult/Politico poll found ten percent of registered voters said Scalise would be their pick. House Freedom Caucus founder Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanSunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day McCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments McCarthy: 'I would think I already have the votes' to remain as House GOP leader MORE (R-Ohio) was preferred by seven percent of registered voters, while six percent preferred House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyRocky Mountain National Park closed due to expanding Colorado wildfire Trump is out of touch with Republican voters on climate change The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Iran, Russia election bombshell; final Prez debate tonight MORE (R-Calif.).

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But another 10 percent picked “other,” though most, or 66 percent, said they didn’t know or had no opinion of who they would favor as the next House Speaker.

The poll also showed Democrats favoring House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBrown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post' MORE (D-Calif.) to retake the speaker’s gavel should the Democrats take control of the House.

The poll has her beating House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerTop Democrats introduce resolution calling for mask mandate, testing program in Senate Trump orders aides to halt talks on COVID-19 relief This week: Coronavirus complicates Senate's Supreme Court fight MORE (D-Md.) and her 2014 opponent for the leadership Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanNow's the time to make 'Social Emotional Learning' a national priority Mourners gather outside Supreme Court after passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lincoln Project hits Trump for criticizing Goodyear, 'an American company' MORE (D-Ohio). However, 54 percent of registered Democrats polled said they didn’t know or had no opinion.

The poll was conducted through online interviews between August 10-12 and has a margin of error of +/- two percent.