Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber for the vote on a Senate-passed bill that would avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The end to the rancorous standoff between the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House was hastened by the imminent deadline to extend the debt ceiling to avoid a national default. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The fallout from the partial shutdown of the federal government is settling on Boehner as a new CNN/ORC International poll finds that 63 percent of Americans would like to see him replaced as speaker.
The poll, with a margin of error of 3.5 percent points, was conducted between Oct 18 and Oct. 20.
The poll found 30 percent of Americans want Boehner to continue as speaker. Boehner fared better among women than men; 61 percent of women wanted to see Boehner replaced compared to 65 percent of men.
And Tea Party supporters and Tea Party opponents both felt similarly about Boehner – 60 percent of Tea Party supporters polled said they’d like to see Boehner replaced, compared to 66 percent of Tea Party opponents.
- Jack Torry, Sophia Lindsey and Jessica Wehrman cover Washington news.