Poll: Majority Says It’s A Bad Thing That GOP Controls The House


A majority of Americans says it’s a bad thing that Republicans control the House of Representatives and an even larger percentage wants John Boehner (R-OH) to be replaced as speaker, according to poll numbers released Monday.¬†

The latest CNN/ORC International poll found that 54 percent of Americans think it’s a bad thing that the GOP is the majority party in the House, while only 38 percent think it’s a good thing. In December of last year, a CNN/ORC showed that 43 percent thought it was a bad thing that Republicans controlled the lower chamber.

Boehner fares even worse in Monday’s survey. Sixty-three percent want the Ohio Republican replaced as speaker, compared with 30 percent who would like him to continue holding the post.

It’s the latest in a recent run of bleak polls for Republicans, who appear to have been damaged deeply by the recent budget and debt fights. Polls across the board showed that Americans largely blamed¬†the GOP for the government shutdown, giving Democrats newfound hope of taking back the House in next year’s midterms.