Marjorie Taylor Greene More Popular Now After Removal From Committees

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is more favorable among voters now than before her removal from the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee, according to a Wednesday Morning Consult/Politico poll.

The poll found that 18 percent of the 1,986 registered voters surveyed have a favorable opinion of Greene after she was stripped of her committee positions, compared with 13 percent before the Republican congresswoman's removal from those posts.

The boost in favorability was larger among Republican voters.

Before she was removed from her committee seats, 19 percent of Republicans surveyed favored Greene. Her favorability among Republicans has since grown by 11 points to 30 percent.

The poll was conducted from February 5 to February 7 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

Greene was removed from her seats on the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee on February 4 for her remarks and social media activity about far-right extremism, supporting QAnon and other conspiracy theories.

The Georgia representative has previously made baseless claims about the Sandy Hook school shooting and the 9/11 attacks.

Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene Holds Press Conference
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5. Greene's favorability rating has risen to 18 percent after her removal from committees, up from 13 percent. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Getty

The poll also found that Republican Representative Liz Cheney's of Wyoming favorability has increased in recent weeks as well, following the GOP vote to keep her as chair of the House Republican Conference.

28 percent of the voters surveyed have a favorable opinion of Cheney after the vote, compared to 24 percent before.

Similar to Greene, Cheney's increase in favorability was larger among Republican voters.

Before the GOP voted to keep Cheney as chair, 15 percent of Republicans polled favored the Wyoming congresswomen. Her favorability has since increased by 7 points to 22 percent.

Cheney, who holds the third-highest position in the House GOP leadership, faced backlash from a number of Republicans after she voted for former President Donald Trump's second impeachment.

The Wyoming congresswoman was the most prominent of 10 Republicans who joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

After her decision to impeach Trump, many House Republicans called for Cheney's removal from her leadership role, including Representatives Matt Rosendale of Montana, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Matt Gaetz of Florida, among others.

However, House GOP members voted to keep Cheney as chair of the House Republican Conference on February 3.

Both Greene and Cheney's increase in favorable came after a February 4 Axios/Survey Monkey poll that found that 49 percent of Republicans "don't know enough" about either congresswoman to form an opinion.

Newsweek reached out to Greene's office but did not hear back in time for publication.