A new poll shows President Trump has eclipsed Paul Ryan in his home district in Wisconsin.
President Trump is now more popular than hometown hero, and globalist Paul Ryan.
This new poll comes on the heels of Ryan’s unpopular Obamacare replacement, and a new never-before-heard telephone call between Ryan and House reps, where he slams Donald Trump.
A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling from March 9 to March 10 of 519 voters in Wisconsin’s first congressional district finds that a majority—50 percent—have a favorable view of President Donald Trump. Only 47 percent have an unfavorable view of Trump, while three percent are unsure. Ryan, meanwhile, has only 49 percent in his district who have a favorable view of him, while 44 percent have an unfavorable view and seven percent are unsure. That means more people in Paul Ryan’s own district like Donald Trump more than they like Paul Ryan.
If that news was not bad enough for Ryan, his own constituents are aligned against his Obamacare 2.0 bill—also called RINO-CARE, Ryancare, or Obamacare Lite—the American Health Care Act. “Do you support or oppose Paul Ryan and the Republicans’ new health care bill, which would cause millions to lose their health insurance?” respondents were asked. The bill, which does not repeal Obamacare and would, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and a separate internal Trump administration White House analysis, cause anywhere from 24 to 26 million people to lose health insurance over the next decade, only gets 37 percent of Ryan’s district in support of it—while 46 percent, a strong plurality, oppose Ryan’s healthcare bill. Sixteen percent are unsure.
The news of this survey showing that Trump has eclipsed Ryan in popularly in Ryan’s own oasis of political solidarity—Ryan has long held his Janesville home and his district as a whole out as a place where he can escape from the day-to-day battles in Washington—comes on the heels of the revelation that Ryan said in October he will never defend Trump again.