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Poll: John Boehner Given Negative Approval Rating By Most Ohio Voters

08/23/2013 05:47 pm ET | Updated Aug 15, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner is disliked by a majority of voters in his home state of Ohio, according to a poll released Friday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

Just 20 percent of voters polled said they approved of his work in Congress, down from 33 percent in an October PPP poll.

A majority, 59 percent, said they disapproved of Boehner's work. Even Republicans were roughly split on his performance, with 37 percent approving, and 34 percent disapproving, according to the poll.

The poll used automated phone interviews to survey 551 voters between August 16 and August 19.

Boehner, like other Congressional leaders, is also far from popular on a national level. A Quinnipiac University survey on views of 22 political leaders found that Boehner was less-liked than all but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. HuffPost Pollster's chart, which includes all publicly available polling, gives Boehner an average favorable rating of less than 24 percent, with nearly half rating him unfavorably.

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