The new Politico/Morning Consult poll is bad news for Nancy Pelosi, as it shows cracks in her support among Democrats.
More than one in four Democrats want House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) out as the leader of House Democrats, and only 41 percent want her to stay, according to a new poll from Politico and Morning Consult.
An additional 31 percent of Democrats are undecided on the issue. Still, 27 percent is a notable proportion of Democratic voters that are tired of Pelosi after 16 years at the helm of House Democrats.
Politico also noted, in its report on the new poll, that one in four Democrats view Pelosi unfavorably:
The partisan division is revealing: Pelosi has a 2-to-1 favorable-to-unfavorable rating among Democrats, 49 percent to 25 percent. But her ratings among Republicans (21 percent to 63 percent) and independents (20 percent to 52 percent) are far worse.
And there’s an enthusiasm gap, too: Republicans’ negative feelings toward Pelosi are more intense than Democrats’ positive opinions.
If Pelosi is interested in protecting her leadership post, she has not shown it as of late. This week, Pelosi blamed her members for not having a coherent message, telling CBS News: “the fact is we need our members to write the message.”
And, just last week, Pelosi was the subject of a slew of bad headlines and Democratic blame over the opposition party’s four straight losses in special elections.
This poll is just the latest sign Pelosi’s hold on leadership is tenuous at best.
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