Democrats And Independents Are Starting To Like John Boehner Now That He's Leaving
Democrats and independents have been looking a little more favorably on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) since he announced in September that he would be resigning from Congress.
Boehner's favorable rating has climbed to 31 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. That's up 8 percentage points since August.
The bump is a direct result of better feelings among Democrats and independents. Thirty percent of Democrats now have a favorable opinion of the speaker, a significant rise from 19 percent in August. Among independents, 29 percent rate him favorably, up...