A Sept. 4 Human Events/Gravis poll of more than 1,000 Republican primary voters in his congressional district, Ohio-8, shows 50 percent of them would welcome a primary challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio).
The poll, which dealt with issues facing Capitol Hill as the calendar collapses on unfinished business and new urgencies, was conducted byHuman Events with Gravis, a Florida-based pollster, which has a margin of error of 2 percent. The poll had a sample population more than twice the size of a typical poll in a single congressional district, said Doug Kaplan, the founding owner of Gravis.
The poll also showed:
- 17 percent of the voters support military action in support of the Syrian rebels;
- 65 percent want Speaker Boehner to push to defund Obamacare “even if it means a government shutdown;”
- 65 percent want Speaker Boehner to call a special committee to investigate the Benghazi incident;
- 48 percent believe Speaker Boehner is not doing enough to lower taxes and spending.
Matthew B. “Matt” Kibbe, the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, the Washington-based training, logistics and policy support organization for Tea Party groups, said the poll reflects Boehner’s disconnect with conservative voters.
Read More at Human Events . By Neil W. McCabe.
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