Most Republicans in a new poll want the new Speaker of the House to be loyal to former President Trump.
A new CBS News/YouGov survey found that 59 percent of all Republicans prefer that the new GOP Speaker be loyal to the former president. Among MAGA Republicans — Trump’s most loyal subsection of the GOP — this number jumps to 84 percent.
The poll comes less than a week after the House voted to boot former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his top spot. Trump has said that he would like to see a Speaker who would help him, and now the former president has endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the next Speaker.
Among all Republicans, 58 percent said they would like to see the new GOP Speaker work with Democrats. Another 49 percent of all Republicans said they would like that the Speaker be a part of the MAGA movement, which jumps up to 85 percent among MAGA Republicans.
Seventy-two percent of Republicans also want the Speaker to impeach President Biden — an effort that is already underway by the House GOP.
Republicans were split on whether they approved of the GOP removing McCarthy as Speaker. Fifty-three percent of Republicans said they approved, and 47 percent said they did not. One-fourth of Americans overall said that McCarthy’s removal will be good for the country, 23 percent said it would be bad for the country and about 51 percent said there would be no change.
Overall, 71 percent of all Americans want the new Speaker to work with Democrats, 64 percent want to see them cut federal spending and 51 percent say they want to see them speak up to the MAGA movement.
The poll was conducted among 2,155 Americans between Oct. 4 to 6 and the margin of error is 2.9 percentage points.