Love him or hate him, new polling shows Speaker Ryan is a huge hit with his constituents back home.

A new survey reported by the Washington Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay last week, had Ryan up by a whopping seventy-three points over challenger Paul Nehlen.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is easily beating back a Republican primary challenger despite his reticence to endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll.

The survey shows Ryan leading his GOP challenger, businessman Paul Nehlen, by 73 points, 80-7, among those who say they will vote in the Aug. 9 Republican primary in Wisconsin’s first congressional district.

Ryan leads a generic Democratic candidate by 18 points, 54-36, in a general election matchup, the survey shows. Eleven percent are undecided.

The poll comes as Ryan takes heat for his refusal to throw his weight behind Trump’s candidacy. Nehlen is an outspoken Trump supporter and has criticized Ryan for withholding his endorsement.

Interestingly, seventy-two percent of respondents said they’ll be supporting Trump in the general election, even though their Congressman has yet to do so.

As for Nehlen? He’s pitched himself as a Tea Party outsider a la 2012, said Ryan “betrayed” him, and seems like a colorful fellow based on some of his ads:

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