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Most Americans Want Boehner, GOP Out

October 22, 2013

Asian News International

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House Speaker John Boehner (file photo)

Washington, Oct. 22 (ANI): A majority of Americans have said a GOP-controlled House is bad for the country and want Speaker John Boehner replaced, a new poll has found.

The CNN/ORC Poll found that 54 percent said that it is a bad thing that Republicans control the House, up 11 percentage points since December 2012.

The poll found that only 38 percent of Americans said it is a good thing for the country.

Nearly 63 percent of respondents said that Boehner should go, a view expressed by nearly half of those within his own party. Only 30 percent support his leadership, the poll found.

This is the first time a majority of Americans is unhappy with the GOP controlling the House since the party gained control of the chamber in the 2010 midterm elections, Politico reports.

These numbers follow a disastrous week for the Republican Party that saw all-time lows in approval ratings during the government shutdown. (ANI)

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