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 ScaliseGOP calls for minority hearing on impeachment, threatens procedural measures Lighthizer starts GOP charm offensive on Trump trade deal Pelosi announces support for new Trump NAFTA deal MORE (R-La.) to succeed retiring House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden 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 JordanHorowitz to appear before second Senate panel next week Top Republican requests House hearing with DOJ inspector general Trump, first lady take part in National Christmas Tree lighting MORE (R-Ohio) was preferred by seven percent of registered voters, while six percent preferred House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers College Republicans launch campaign calling for GOP to take action on climate change Pelosi's whiplash moment brings praise and criticism 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 PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left 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 HoyerVulnerable Democrats feel heat ahead of impeachment vote The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles Hoyer predicts impeachment vote next week MORE (D-Md.) and her 2014 opponent for the leadership Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanGM among partners planning .3B battery plant in Ohio San Francisco 49ers suspend announcer after reference to quarterback's 'dark skin' More than 100 Democrats sign letter calling for Stephen Miller to resign 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.