House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has seen his poll numbers surge following a week of Republicans “cooking with gas” as he gives multiple concessions, passes sweeping legislation, and launches multiple investigations into President Joe Biden.
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, McCarthy's poll numbers during the heart of the speakership election were in the gutter. According to a Rasmussen Poll taken at the time, McCarthy had only 35 percent support among Republicans to become Speaker of the House:
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Republicans should choose Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House, while 41% say the GOP should not elect McCarthy as the next Speaker.”
The new poll found that nearly three times as many Republicans now support Kevin McCarthy being elected as speaker. A shocking 59 percent of the GOP support his election while only 21 percent disapprove.
That's a 24 percent increase in support from Republicans in just over a week.
Despite 15 rounds of voting on his nomination, Republican voters seemingly approve of the job that he has done thus far.
In short order, McCarthy has passed a House Rules package that included major concessions to the GOP opposition, passed several bills that include defunding 87,000 IRS agents and protecting children born alive during an abortion, vowed to release all of the footage from January 6th, created a new committee to investigate the federal government's weaponization against citizens, and aided in launching multiple investigations into the Biden administration.
“While President Biden wants to control the kind of stove Americans can cook on, House Republicans are certainly cooking with gas,” McCarthy tweeted on Friday, in reference to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner's suggestion to ban gas stoves.
“This week wasn't just the start of a new Congress—it is the start of a new direction in Washington,” he added.
While President Biden wants to control the kind of stove Americans can cook on, House Republicans are certainly cooking with gas.
This week wasn't just the start of a new Congress—it is the start of a new direction in Washington.https://t.co/AwlyTtfJCs
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 13, 2023
McCarthy is keeping his promises to the GOP opposition and in turn his promises to Republican voters. He has shown his ability to lead the conference to success and has forwarded a vision for America that looks bright thanks to the brave congressmen that were willing to stand up to him and do what's right for the American people.
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