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Poll: Most Americans Oppose Speaker Mike Johnson’s Christian Nationalist Views

Mod: The more people learn about the extreme politics of MAGA Mike, the worse he looks.

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Speaker Mike Johnson’s Christian Nationalist Views (Truthout link): A new poll suggests that most American voters are decidedly opposed to House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-Louisiana) far right Christian nationalist viewpoints.

Johnson was voted into the speakership on October 25 after more than three weeks of the House of Representatives having no speaker at all. He was the third person Republicans nominated for the role, after Reps. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) were unsuccessful at securing the support required from their GOP colleagues to take on the role.

Two days after Johnson became speaker, Data for Progress ran a two-day poll in which they asked American voters to describe their feelings on Johnson. A majority (56 percent) said they haven’t heard enough about him to formulate an opinion, while 21 percent said they had a favorable view and 23 percent said they had an unfavorable view.

But while most voters said they didn’t know much about Johnson, the poll also found that, by large margins, voters disagree with a number of his viewpoints.

Johnson, for example, has said that states should be allowed to imprison doctors or sentence them to “hard labor” if they perform abortions, and that abortion should be banned in all U.S. states — an opinion that 66 percent of Americans disagree with, the Data for Progress poll found. 

Johnson also wanted to repeal the provision in the Affordable Care Act that protects people with pre-existing conditions from discrimination by insurance companies, which the poll found 58 percent of Americans disagree with. The poll also found that 88 percent of Americans are opposed to cutting Social Security and Medicare, a measure that Johnson has repeatedly called for.
American voters also reject Johnson’s anti-LGBTQ viewpoints, the Data for Progress poll found. Johnson, for example, once pushed to allow states to imprison LGBTQ people for having consentual sex; only 12 percent of voters supported the idea, while 78 percent were opposed, the poll showed. 
Johnson also opposes same-sex marriage, once calling the recognition of such unions a “dark harbinger of chaos and sexual anarchy that could doom even the strongest republic” — but only 30 percent of Americans believe that same-sex marriage should be banned, according to the Data for Progress poll.

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