New polling shows that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is the least popular she has ever been.
Rasmussen released new polling this week which found that the majority of voters have an unfavorable view of Pelosi, who has become the leader of an increasingly more progressive Democratic party plagued by division between the progressive wing and more moderate members.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the best-known leader of Congress and also the least popular, with more voters now rating her unfavorably than at any time since,” Rasmussen said. “Her Republican counterpart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has better ratings, but is much less well-known to voters.”
The poll comes as Pelosi has failed to get the bipartisan infrastructure bill enacted, let alone the more controversial $3.5 trillion Democratic spending bill.
Now, Democrats face the tough task of salvaging their legislative efforts and their popularity with voters.
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable view of Pelosi, while 60% regard her unfavorably,” Rasmussen said. “This includes 19% with a Very Favorable opinion of the San Francisco Democrat and 51% with a Very Unfavorable one. Only four percent (4%) have no opinion of her.”
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has seen the worst poll numbers since he took office.
“President Joe Biden receives a negative 38 – 53 percent job approval rating, the lowest score he’s received from the American people on his job performance since taking office, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released today,” Quinnipiac said. “In Quinnipiac’s last national poll released 3 weeks ago, he received a negative 42 – 50 percent job approval rating. Today, Republicans (94 – 4 percent) and independents (60 – 32 percent) disapprove of the job Biden is doing, while Democrats approve 80 – 10 percent. More than half of Americans say 55 – 42 percent that the Biden administration is not competent in running the government.”