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 ScaliseManchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Sunday shows - Trump's Epstein conspiracy theory retweet grabs spotlight Sanders: Trump doesn't 'want to see somebody get shot' but 'creates the climate for it' MORE (R-La.) to succeed retiring House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Soaring deficits could put Trump in a corner if there's a recession Paul Ryan moving family to Washington 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 JordanTrump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Democratic Women's Caucus calls for investigation into Epstein plea deal DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews MORE (R-Ohio) was preferred by seven percent of registered voters, while six percent preferred House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySteve King defends remarks on rape, incest Omar says US should reconsider aid to Israel I'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King 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 PelosiPelosi asks Democrats for 'leverage' on impeachment Is there internet life after thirty? Pelosi says Dems 'have to be ready to throw a punch — for the children' in 2020 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 HoyerOmar says US should reconsider aid to Israel Liberal Democrat eyes aid cuts to Israel after Omar, Tlaib denied entry Lawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar MORE (D-Md.) and her 2014 opponent for the leadership Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Stocks sink as Trump fights with Fed, China The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democratic field narrows with Inslee exit 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.