His first job is a memeber of thge House of Representive in the US Congress…
His second job is leading that legislative body….
With low polling numbers?
And the political sniping between him a Trump?
Could the guy be in trouble?
“Do you plan to vote against Paul D. Ryan continuing his speakership?”
It was an easy-sounding question, asked at the end of a friendly Republican candidate forum at Minnesota’s state fair. To the pleasant surprise of Democrats, four of five Republicans seeking to flip House seats next year declined to support the speaker of the House, offering instead criticisms of Paul D. Ryan’s leadership.
“I think he’s going in the wrong direction,” said state Rep. Tim Miller.
“I would prefer someone else,” said commercial pilot Dave Hughes.
“We’ll see who runs for speaker,” said businessman Jim Hagedorn.
“He might not even run for speaker,” said St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber….
“Speaker Ryan has been instrumental in the passage of key House legislative items and the successful election of four new Republican members in 2017. We’re thankful for his leadership.”
Public polling, however, has seen Ryan’s favorable rating and approval rating tumble since the start of the Trump presidency. According to HuffPost’s poll tracker, Ryan’s approval rating was barely underwater, 35/41, the week of Trump’s inauguration. Today, it’s underwater by close to 20 points, 30/49; Pelosi’s rating is 29/49. A Bloomberg poll, conducted shortly before the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in the Senate, found 61 percent of Republican voters approving of Ryan, with every other voting bloc viewing him negatively.
“His numbers are no better than mine,” Pelosi said after Democrats lost a special election in Georgia’s 6th District. “The difference is we don’t engage in the politics of personal destruction.”…
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