Americans think Republican-led House will have a POSITIVE impact on the federal budget


Americans think Republican-led House will have a POSITIVE impact on the federal budget – but are divided on whether they have more confidence in the GOP Congress or the Biden White House

  • Americans believe that the federal budget will be most positively impacted by a Republican-led House of Representatives 
  • A new CNN/SSRS poll released Monday found that 43 percent of respondents said the federal budget would be positively effected 
  • Respondents were split almost evenly when asked if they had more confidence in a GOP Congress or the Biden White House  

Americans believe that the federal budget will be most positively impacted by a Republican-led House of Representatives

A new CNN/SSRS poll released Monday found that 43 percent of respondents said the federal budget would be positively effected by Republican control – the largest percentage of any topic asked.  

On the question of which branch of government gave Americans more confidence, respondents were split – with 51 percent saying Republicans in Congress and 49 percent saying Democratic President Joe Biden‘s White House, within the survey’s 3.6 percent margin of error. 

Respondents were skeptical that the investigation into the January 6 Capitol attack would continue with Republican control of the House and they also feared divided government would bring gridlock.

Forty-four percent of survey respondents said Republican control of the House would have a mostly negative effect on the January 6 investigation.

Americans believe that the federal budget will be most positively impacted by a Republican-led House of Representatives. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (pictured) hopes to be elected speaker early next year

Americans believe that the federal budget will be most positively impacted by a Republican-led House of Representatives. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (pictured) hopes to be elected speaker early next year 

A new CNN/SSRS poll released Monday found that 43 percent of respondents said the federal budget would be positively effected by Republican control - the largest percentage of any topic asked

A new CNN/SSRS poll released Monday found that 43 percent of respondents said the federal budget would be positively effected by Republican control – the largest percentage of any topic asked

But on the flip side, 44 percent said the House being controlled by the GOP would have a negative impact on the investigation into the January 6 Capitol attack

But on the flip side, 44 percent said the House being controlled by the GOP would have a negative impact on the investigation into the January 6 Capitol attack

Forty-three percent said the level of cooperation in Washington would be negatively effected with GOP control of the House. 

Forty-one percent of respondents said immigration laws and gun laws would also be negatively impacted. 

Responses were more evenly divided on tax policies, inflation and government oversight. 

For example, 38 percent of respondents said a Republican-controlled House would have a negative impact on Congressional oversight of the Biden administration, while 35 percent viewed this mostly positively. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will step down from the top post with a majority of Americans viewing her negatively. 

Fifty-three percent said they held an unfavorable opinion of the California Democrat, while 33 percent said they liked her. 

About one-in-five survey respondents, 21 percent, said they had never heard of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the Republican vying for speaker.

Around the same number, 19 percent, of respondents said they liked McCarthy, while 36 percent held an unfavorable view of the California Republican. 

Even fewer Americans hadn’t heard of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who Democrats elected to be their leader once the new Congress begins. 

Sixty-four percent had never heard of him or had yet to form an opinion of the rising New York Democrat.  





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