Poll: Republicans narrowly prefer Jordan to lead House GOP

Poll: Republicans narrowly prefer Jordan to lead House GOP
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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.