Poll: Republicans narrowly prefer Jordan to lead House GOP

Poll: Republicans narrowly prefer Jordan to lead House GOP
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Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMeadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader House Republicans want details on Democrats' trips to Mexico GOP lawmakers, states back gunmaker in Sandy Hook appeal MORE (R-Ohio) holds a narrow lead over House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOn The Money: Senate panel scraps vote on key spending bill amid standoff | Democrats threaten to vote against defense bill over wall funding | Trump set to meet with aides about reducing capital gains taxes Overnight Energy: House moves to block Trump drilling | House GOP rolls out proposal to counter offshore drilling ban | calls mount for NOAA probe House GOP rolls out energy proposal to counter Democrats offshore drilling ban MORE (R-La.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump touts Washington Post story on GOP support Pence extends olive branch to Cummings after Trump's Baltimore attacks Marijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis MORE (R-Calif.) among Republicans on who should succeed House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE as the top Republican in the chamber, according to a new poll released by The Economist/YouGov.

Eighteen percent of Republicans said they favored Jordan, one of the leading voices of the House Freedom Caucus, followed by Scalise at 16 percent and McCarthy at 8 percent, according to the poll.

Just one percent of Republicans polled said they would like to see someone else in the position.

But 45 percent said they were not sure about who should succeed Ryan as the GOP leader in the House when he steps down at the end of his term.

In terms of favorability, 27 percent of Republicans polled said they had a "very favorable" view of Scalise, while 23 percent said the same of Jordan and 14 percent for McCarthy. 

Jordan formally announced his bid for Speaker in July. McCarthy has also publicly expressed interest in the position.

Scalise has not formally thrown his name in the race, having said he would not launch a bid against McCarthy, who was endorsed by Ryan following his retirement announcement. 

YouGov’s surveyed 1,500 adults, 1227 of them being registered voters between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. The poll has a plus or minus 2.9 percent margin of error.