The healthcare debacle last week had a bad effect on President Trump and the Republican Party. However, no one suffered more than House Speaker Paul Ryan, who saw his numbers fall to a record low — especially with millennials.
Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a report on Thursday showing that Americans of all ages said that Ryan was more responsible for the failure of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) than Trump. 42 percent blamed the Speaker, while 33 percent blamed Trump. As a result, the President was spared from his poll numbers falling too far.
Trump’s approval numbers with millennials stood at 33 percent, and his disapproval was at 46 percent, a decline of 11 percent since March 15th.
Speaker Ryan, on the other hand, saw his numbers plummet. Among all Americans, Ryan’s approval rating fell from 34 percent to 21 percent in just two weeks. During the same time, his disapproval grew from 48 percent to 61 percent.
Among millennials, Ryan’s approval hit one of the lowest numbers among any elected official in history. Just 5 percent of young voters approved of the job the Speaker was doing, 68 percent disapproved.
The margin of error in the poll was 3.8 percent, meaning Ryan’s millennial support could be as low at 1.2 percent — or basically nonexistent.
Ryan’s numbers are so low that if he becomes the face of the Republican Party, it may hurt the GOP in the midterm elections.