John Boehner's 'favorability rating' hits record low in new poll
US House Speaker John Boehner's favourability rating has hit a record low and is now the least popular member among all congressional leaders, a new poll has suggested.
According to polling released Friday by Rasmussen Report, 51 percent of likely voters rated Boehner unfavorably, giving him a net favorability rating of negative 20.
The dubious honor saw him replacing Nancy Pelosi as the most disliked member of congressional leadership, a position she held for several years in Rasmussen's polls, Huffington Post reports.
According to the paper, the poll's results are the worst for Boehner since he took that job, with his unfavorables up 7 points from November, and only 55 percent of Republicans giving him good marks.
Pelosi was not far ahead, getting unfavorable reviews from half of voters, while Reid had a 42 percent unfavorable rating, the paper said.
Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as president of the Senate, was the only lawmaker polled to get a net positive rating, where in 49 percent viewed him favorably, and 45 percent regarded him unfavorably, the paper added.