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 JordanWith extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Jim Jordan reveals he had COVID-19 this summer The Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows MORE (R-Ohio) holds a narrow lead over House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous House GOP seek to block Biden from reopening Palestinian mission in Jerusalem Hillicon Valley — Biden signs telecom security bill MORE (R-La.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks With Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE (R-Calif.) among Republicans on who should succeed House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' 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.

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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.