House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), despite having only the slimmest of majority control, has acted as though she enjoys widespread support from the American people and a broad mandate to push a hyper-partisan legislative agenda through Congress.
But that isn’t exactly the case, as revealed in a new survey of so-called battleground states and districts which showed that Pelosi is actually deeply unpopular outside of Washington D.C., Breitbart reports.
That is really bad news for Pelosi and her Democratic caucus in the House, which was already facing a steep uphill fight to retain their majority in the 2022 midterm elections.
Pelosi deep underwater
Breitbart received exclusive first access to the results of the latest battleground survey conducted by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and those surveys showed that Pelosi’s already low approval rating among Americans has plummeted even further over the course of 2021.
Currently, among voters in “battleground” congressional districts, Pelosi garners the approval of 36% of voters while 57% registered their disapproval of Pelosi, a negative net margin of -21 points.
That is actually 10 points worse than the -11% margin for Pelosi’s approval in the NRCC’s survey of those same battleground districts from February.
NRCC spokesman Mike Berg told Breitbart, “It is impressive that the least popular politician in the country has somehow managed to become even more unpopular.”
“We are going to ensure voters know that Nancy Pelosi is the running mate for every vulnerable Democrat who backed her for Speaker of the House,” he added.
Results line up
To be sure, the NRCC surveys are essentially internal GOP polls that, like other internal partisan questionnaires, should be taken with a grain of salt.
That said, the NRCC’s results appear to be in line with that of other pollsters measuring Speaker Pelosi’s approval and favorability ratings.
According to RealClearPolitics’ average of polls for Pelosi’s job performance as speaker, her approval rating was exactly the same — 36% approval and 57% disapproval for a net margin of -21 points.
As to her favorability rating, there was only a marginal difference barely worth noting, as RCP’s average pegged her at 36.4% with a favorable view and 57.2% with an unfavorable view, again leaving her with a significant negative net favorability rating of -20.8%.