It’s no secret House Speaker Paul Ryan has had a bad few months.
He has consistently failed to deliver on President Trump’s promises.
And now there is news that could end his political career.
A new Bloomberg poll shows his approval rating is plummeting.
In the poll, it shows a whopping 48 percent, nearly a majority, view Paul Ryan in a negative light.
That means only 36 percent view him in a positive light.
As reported by Bloomberg:
“It would be hard to find a Republican who has suffered more than House Speaker Paul Ryan as Congress and President Donald Trump have struggled to turn GOP promises into reality.
More people now view the House speaker in a negative light rather than a positive one, 48 percent to 34 percent, according to a Bloomberg National Poll, conducted July 8-12. In December, 31 percent held a negative view, while 47 percent looked at him favorably.
It’s a dramatic turn for one of the Republican Party’s biggest stars and its 2012 vice presidential nominee. The approval rating decline for Ryan is the largest among GOP leaders measured by the Bloomberg survey — and exceeds the drop in approval for the party, Congress and Trump.” J. Ann Selzer, the pollster who conducted the survey, said this is a remarkable drop-off for House Speaker Ryan.
“It’s unusual to see this big a flip, especially for a guy who is somewhat behind the scenes,” Selzer said. “But he’s in charge of Congress and Congress is not delivering.”
Of course, the failure of Congress to pass a healthcare repeal bill directly coincides with his drop in popularity.
The latest attempt by the U.S. Senate to pass an Obamacare repeal bill failed again this week.
In response, President Trump and Mitch McConnell called for a clean repeal, closely followed by a bipartisan replacement plan.
After being offered the opportunity multiple times to back this new plan, Speaker Ryan doubled- down on the failed GOP congressional plan.
All of this comes after Paul Ryan’s failure to get the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through the House.
As reported by Breitbart:
“This all comes after Ryan failed multiple times himself this year to get the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that repeals and replaces Obamacare simultaneously through the House. Ryan infamously had to call off a Floor vote amid his failure to win enough support for the bill among his own colleagues. But then, while Ryan was traveling in Hollywood and Europe, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined with Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), who was the co-chairman of the House Tuesday Group at the time, to patch an amendment together that won enough support to pass a new version of the bill through the House.
Meadows has now backed President Trump and Majority Leader McConnell’s new plan to pass a clean repeal now and a replacement later. Ryan refuses to support the president and Senate GOP leadership.”
Clearly, things aren’t looking good for Paul Ryan.
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