Approvals for GOP Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz About Biden Senate trial could help bipartisans over COVID relief Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack Poll: Most voters support bipartisan commission to investigate potential irregularities 2020 (Texas) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) sank after the Capitol riots earlier this month, according to a new study.
Among all voters in their home countries, Hawley’s rating dropped by 6 points between January 6 and Monday, according to a survey by Morning Consult published on Friday. The rating of Cruz’s approval among voters dropped by 3 points over the same period.
Both senators also saw declines in approval ratings with Republicans in their home countries. Hawley’s approval fell 9 points among Republicans in Missouri to 63 percent, while Cruz’s rating fell 5 points to 76 percent among Republicans in Texas.
Cruz and Hawley are facing a reaction to their role in challenging the Electoral College vote during the certification process in Congress on the same day as the Capitol riot that killed five people.
Seven Democrats in the Senate have called on the ethics committee to launch an investigation against the two Republican senators, and in particular whether their objections to the results of the Electoral College violate the House’s ethical rules.
Both senators condemned the violence, but stood by their decisions to object to the results of the Electoral College of Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Hawley called the requested probe “an obvious attempt to avenge the guerrillas.”
The Morning Consult political intelligence survey was conducted among about 3,000 voters in Texas and 1,000 voters in Missouri. The survey before January 6 was conducted between December 27 and January 5, and then from January 9 to January 18.