Breitbart -- House Speaker Paul Ryan’s failure to deliver on President Donald Trump’s agenda has sent his approval rating into a tailspin as nearly a majority of Americans disapprove of his job performance, a new Bloomberg National Poll shows.
A whopping 48 percent—nearly a majority—view Ryan in a negative light, while just 36 percent view him in a positive light in the Bloomberg poll released Tuesday. The poll was conducted from July 8 to July 12 and represents a near mirror flip from Ryan’s standing back in December when 47 percent looked at him positively and 31 percent viewed him negatively.
“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,” Bloomberg’s Anna Edgarton and John McCormick wrote on Tuesday, adding:
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.Pollster J. Ann Selzer, who conducted the survey, said this is a remarkable drop-off for 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.” During the timeframe of December to July, President Trump has dropped from 50 percent to 41 percent in net favorability, and the Republican Party dropped from 44 percent to 37 percent. The Democratic Party has remained steady at 42 percent net favorability. [...] Ryan’s drop-off in popularity coincides with the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that simultaneously repeals and replaces Obamacare.
The Senate’s latest iteration fell apart Monday night, and in response, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for a clean repeal of Obamacare now followed by a bipartisan replacement plan later. Ryan, offered the opportunity multiple times to back this new play at a press conference on Tuesday morning, doubled down on the failed GOP congressional plan.
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.
Paul Nehlen, the Republican candidate in Wisconsin’s first congressional district, who is running against Ryan for his congressional seat, is calling on Ryan to step aside so President Trump can move forward with his agenda:
Blog Author's Comments: Paul Ryan must be replaced. He is impeding the will of President Trump and the American people. He has failed the people again and again. He is obviously a puppet for his globalist and industry donors. He has an agenda that is in opposition to our president. Trump wants less immigration. Ryan can be bribed into any increase, including federal jobs for illegal aliens. Trump wants Obamacare gone. Ryan seems to like the big government control it gives him and has not done much for its repeal. Trump wants tax cuts and I cannot see Ryan pushing the House members for tax cuts. Why are we, or better yet his fellow House members, not screaming to get rid of Ryan and put a conservative Speaker in his place? We are wasting precious time.
Just remember how long it took for Ryan to say that he would back President Trump. He and many others in the GOP including McConnell did not believe that Trump would defeat Clinton in the general election. This voter is extremely pleased that Trump is our president and desperately wants to do what is right for our country. On the other hand I don’t believe Ryan feels the same way. He does not like Trump and was disappointed when he defeated Clinton. I am convinced that Ryan had plans to coast for four years and then run for the presidency in 2020. His chances of that happening are slim to none. The voters see what he is and has done and he may be lucky to hold his House seat and the speakership. I for one and apparently if one believes this poll, many others do not want him as a member of the Republican Party. He has been no help to president Trump or the people who voted for the president.
There are many members in the House and Senate who will never accept President Trump as one of their own. He is not and will never be part of the so-called 'Establishment.' They don't want to see him and will try to stop him from having a successful presidency. Many do not want him to show them how to accomplish the goals that are the best for America and many will even allow our country to be taken down and put back into the hands of the Democrats. There were three GOP Senators who said they would definitely vote against a full repeal of the ACA, Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. I would assume they are quite pleased with themselves. With a 52-seat majority, Republicans can afford to lose only 2 votes, which would set up Vice President Pence to break a tie. And we cannot forget all of the Democrat Senators who want to keep Obama's disaster of a bill that many of them voted for. So, as President Trump said, let it die and this will be on the hands of the Democrats. And Obamacare is quickly dying which Obama knew it would.