(CNN) - According to a new Gallup poll, House Minority Leader John Boehner is having a good week. His approval rating has improved following the 2010 midterm elections by seven points, from 27 to 34 percent.
Two weeks before the election, Boehner's approval rating matched the number of Americans who'd never heard of him–27 percent. In the days following the Republican takeover of the House, 4 in 10 say they have no opinion or have never heard of him, which is statistically unchanged since before the election, according to Gallup.
Of those familiar with him, the poll indicates that 26 percent have a negative view of Boehner while 34 percent have a favorable opinion of the Republican leader who is in line to become the next speaker of the House.
The Gallup poll also suggests that more Americans have a negative view of Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Forty-three percent say they have an unfavorable opinion of Reid while 25 percent say they have a favorable view. Still, one-third have no opinion of have never heard of him. Reid's unfavorable ratings have grown considerably since the 2008 elections, according to Gallup, though his favorable ratings have been relatively stable since November 2006.