On the same day that House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation, a whopping 72% of Republican primary voters said they were dissatisfied with his and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to achieve GOP goals, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
That includes 44% of GOP primary voters who said they were “very” dissatisfied with Boehner and McConnell, and 36% who want them immediately removed from their leadership positions.
These poll results – conducted Sunday through Thursday – come as Boehner announced on Friday morning his resignation as speaker, effective on Oct. 30.
According to the poll, 28% of GOP primary voters said they were “somewhat dissatisfied” with Boehner’s and McConnell’s ability to achieve Republican goals and priorities, while 44% said they were “very dissatisfied.”
By contrast, 21% were “somewhat satisfied” and just 2% were “very satisfied.”
And asked if they wanted Boehner and McConnell to be removed immediately for their leadership positions, 36% of GOP voters said yes, versus 18% who said no. Forty-five percent had no opinion.
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Sept. 20-24. These results among 230 Republican primary have a margin of error of plus-minus 6.5 percentage points.
The rest of the NBC/WSJ poll will be released on Sunday and Monday.