Democrat Panic After Republican’s Popularity Soars

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His support is skyrocketing!

According to data from Gallup’s polling, California Republican and House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy has achieved a 48% job approval, which makes him a shoo-in to be elected House Speaker.

Conducted from December 1st to December 16th, Gallup polled independents who seemed to favor McCarthy. In the poll, McCarthy achieved an overall job approval rating of 46%, more than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 40%, Biden’s 43%, and Charles Schumer’s –– Senate Majority Leader –– 44%.  This works in the minority leader’s favor as it shows independent voters favor him, which could be enough to help Republicans return to power in Congress.

This return to power in Congress has been central to Republicans’ strategy. Since independents usually decide the outcome of the midterm election, McCarthy could be elected House Speaker in 2022.

Presently, Republicans are just shy of the required 218 seats to win the majority in the House, which is a possibility after a generic ballot survey indicated voters were ready to put the GOP in charge.

Furthermore, Gallup polling for the first two weeks of December also showed that Justice John Roberts had achieved the highest job approval job ratings among tested public officials. His 60% surpassed 53% for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci’s 52%. The three men were the only public officials to achieve a positive overall job approval rating.

The poll also tested some of the officials in Biden’s administration. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken attained a 49% job approval rating, making them the most popular officials in Biden’s cabinet.

Among independents, Vice President Kamala Harris only achieved a 42% job approval rating, an astonishing 6 points less than House Speaker hopeful, Kevin McCarthy.

For Republicans, this data looks promising, as it sets them up to acquire the one seat necessary to regain the Senate majority after two years.