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Competing claims about what Rep. Jim Jordan knew or didn’t learn about an Ohio sexual abuse scandal this week haven’t made a dent in his public profile, based on a brand new ballot.
Jordan, a robust Ohio conservative who’s contemplating a run to take Paul Ryan’s place as Republican Home chief, is seen as a prime contender for that job by 9 p.c of Individuals, based on an Economist/YouGov ballot revealed Thursday. That’s virtually unchanged from final week, when 10 p.c of respondents mentioned that they had a “very favorable” opinion of Jordan as a Home management candidate.
The variety of respondents who mentioned that they had a really unfavorable opinion of Jordan ticked up barely — to 14 p.c from 11 p.c. However that’s throughout the ballot’s margin of error of plus or minus three proportion factors. And the quantity of people that mentioned they’ve by no means heard of Jordan remained unchanged at 40 p.c.
Within the week between the 2 polls, a minimum of eight former wrestlers have come ahead with allegations that Jordan ignored athletes’ complaints about a team doctor whereas he was the assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State College a long time in the past. Jordan’s repeated denials have been backed up by former coaches from the varsity and greater than three dozen House lawmakers have come to his protection.
The ballot confirmed no clear front-runner amongst three potential candidates for Home chief, with Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., receiving related favorability rankings. Seven p.c of respondents mentioned they thought Jordan ought to get the submit, whereas 6 p.c mentioned McCarthy ought to and 9 p.c favored Scalise. Thirty-four p.c mentioned they don’t care who leads the GOP within the Home. Celebration leaders within the Home are elected by their colleagues.
The ballot surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults from July Eight-10 via web-based interviews.
The Economist Group is the dad or mum firm of Roll Name.