Poll: In Debt Talks, Republicans More Confident in Boehner Over Cantor

by Andrew Stiles

From the Washington Post:

Republicans are more confident in House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) than House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to “do the right thing” in the ongoing negotiations on raising the country’s debt limit, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll.

Fifty-nine percent of Republicans said they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of confidence in Boehner, according to the poll, which surveyed 1,006 national adults and had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

By contrast, 44 percent of Republicans polled said they had “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of confidence in Cantor to “do the right thing.”

The poll suggests that, while Cantor has been positioning himself in the debt debate as the leader more in tune with conservative Republicans, most Republicans believe Boehner is better handling the negotiations.

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