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 JordanFive takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump Jordan says Oversight should be more focused on McCabe, Rosenstein ahead of Cohen testimony White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration MORE (R-Ohio) holds a narrow lead over House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Texas man with politician hit list, illegally 3D printed rifle sentenced to eight years The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? MORE (R-La.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySteve King spins GOP punishment into political weapon Steve King asks for Congressional Record correction over white supremacist quote Steve King urges supporters to pray for his committee assignments to be restored: report MORE (R-Calif.) among Republicans on who should succeed House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFive takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race McCabe: No one in 'Gang of Eight' objected to FBI probe into Trump 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.