House Speaker Paul Ryan may think that conservatives should stop fighting President Obama and his policies but he has not been persuasive according to a poll by FedUp PAC. Ryan recently spoke to the House Freedom Caucus and later to Heritage Action, calling on conservatives to put their principles on hold in 2016.
Ryan’s position is a betrayal of conservatives, say 89% of those responding to the poll. Fighting Obama in Congress with a conservative agenda is “very important” to 93%. The possibility that the Republican Congress will fail to stop Obama’s agenda is a matter of great concern to 92%. Ryan’s comments are seen by 89% as an attack on presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Abandoning conservative principles would mean giving up winning issues according to 65%. Many conservatives remember how opposition to ObamaCare, amnesty, gun control and skyrocketing Federal spending helped Republicans in 2010 and 2014. Ryan’s distaste for opposing Obama’s amnesty programs is a major point of disagreement, with 92% noting that it is a betrayal of the Republican platform.
House and Senate Republicans who line up with Ryan could find themselves in political trouble. Only 5% of conservatives are more likely to vote for a congressman who supports Ryan’s budget plan, while 89% say they would be less likely. Removing Ryan as Speaker has 84% support.
FedUp PAC is a grass roots organization that wants constitutional conservatives to take over the GOP because Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment. It is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.