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 JordanHouse panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act testimony TSA to send hundreds of workers to southern border to enforce immigration policies Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to appear at fundraiser for Jim Jordan: report MORE (R-Ohio) holds a narrow lead over House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseTrump knocks Democrats on 'Open Borders' House passes .5B border funding bill Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill MORE (R-La.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats House passes .5B border funding bill MORE (R-Calif.) among Republicans on who should succeed House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBooker prepping for first 2020 debate with bicep curls Democratic debates: What the top candidates need to do Paul Ryan praises Trump: 'He's not taking any crap' 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.