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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 ScaliseWisconsin state lawmaker compares museum mask policy to Nazi Party Overnight Health Care: Public option plan left out of Biden budget proposal | House Republicans demand congressional probe into COVID-19 origin | Half the total US population have received at least one vaccine dose House Republicans demand congressional probe into COVID-19 origin MORE (R-La.) to succeed retiring House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanZaid Jilani: Paul Ryan worried about culture war distracting from issues 'that really concern him' The Memo: Marjorie Taylor Greene exposes GOP establishment's lack of power The Hill's 12:30 Report - Senators back in session after late-night hold-up 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: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home House Judiciary releases McGahn testimony on Trump Democrats control the language of politics and culture — but for how long? MORE (R-Ohio) was preferred by seven percent of registered voters, while six percent preferred House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyPelosi, leaders seek to squelch Omar controversy with rare joint statement Omar: I wasn't equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries Schumer bemoans number of Republicans who believe Trump will be reinstated: 'A glaring warning' 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 PelosiNew Alzheimer's drug sparks backlash over FDA, pricing Sunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home It's not just Manchin: No electoral mandate stalls Democrats' leftist agenda 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 HoyerPelosi signals no further action against Omar Overnight Energy: EPA to reconsider Trump decision not to tighten soot standards | Interior proposes withdrawal of Trump rule that would allow drillers to pay less | EPA reverses Trump guidance it said weakened 'forever chemicals' regulations Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias MORE (D-Md.) and her 2014 opponent for the leadership Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanJ.D. Vance emerges as wild card in Ohio GOP Senate primary 9 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 Biden faces dilemma on Trump steel tariffs 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.