Earlier this month, Congressman Jorge Santos said, “When 142 people ask me to resign, I will resign.” And, although he later clarified his statement, “I was elected by 142,000 people, and until those same 142,000 people tell me they don’t want me – we’ll find out in two years,” it seems the people at least 800 A new poll of New Yorkers says: A majority want him out.
Serial liar Rep. George Anthony Devolder … In the first major poll of how New Yorkers feel about Santos, most want him to resign. When you include registered voters of all parties, the poll — conducted by the Siena College Research Institute — found 59% of New Yorkers want the congressman to resign, while only 20% think he should (and 25% are unsure).
Even as 49% of Republicans want him to resign, only 26% prefer him to stay in office (and 25% are undecided).
His favorability rating remained roughly the same, though suburbanites — who make up the core of the congressman’s Long Island district — took a particular dislike to Santos. More than three-quarters of them registered their disapproval of the newly elected representative, while only 8 percent took a positive view. The poll was conducted on more than 800 registered voters between January 15-19 and has a margin of error of 4.3 percent.
The poll is the first major survey of New York voters’ attitudes about Santos, who has refused to step down since The New York Times published a bombshell report in December that he had made much of his resume, including his professional background and college education. …
As more allegations surfaced, some of which he admitted were exaggerated, Santos drew widespread condemnation from within his own party, including Republican officials in Nassau County, who vowed to cut off local support for their colleague in the House.
But House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has largely ignored calls for his resignation because he needs to maintain his slim majority in the chamber.
But, majority or not, Santos (or whatever his name is) needs his vote in the MAGA-controlled House, so to hell with what the people want.