Greene's popularity among Republicans rises since vote to strip her of committee assignments


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has grown more popular with Republicans since she was stripped of her committee assignments over previous support for conspiracy theories and threats of violence against Democratic politicians.

A poll conducted by Morning Consult and Politico and released Wednesday shows 30 percent of Republicans view the first-term Georgia lawmaker favorably, an 11-point increase since last week. Slightly more Republicans viewed Greene unfavorably, 23 percent to last week's 21 percent.

Among all voters, Greene's favorability increased by 5 points, from 13 percent to 18 percent, while the number who view her unfavorably grew by even more, from 33 percent to 41 percent.

The House voted 230-199, largely along party lines, last week to remove Greene from the House Education and Budget committees after a series of videos, remarks and social media posts surfaced showing her promoting conspiracy theories about school shootings and the Sept. 11 attacks and seeming to support threats of violence.

She has vaulted herself to being a nationally recognized name just weeks after taking office, with the poll showing her national recognition increased by 13 points over the past week.

She now has as much name recognition as both Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Morning Consult reported.

Cheney, who was herself embroiled in a controversy last week after voting to impeach former President Trump, also saw her favorability with both Republicans and all voters rise since the House Republican Conference voted not to strip her of her leadership post. Twenty-two percent of Republican voters now view Cheney favorably, up from 15 percent last week, while 36 percent view her unfavorably, a decrease of 6 points.

The poll was conducted Feb. 5-7 among a sample of 1,986 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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