In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) began her third term as the leader of the lower chamber. However, some believe that she may not be in that position for much longer.
Breitbart cited a piece published by The Atlantic on Tuesday that declared, “Sometime in the not-so-distant future, probably after next year’s midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce that she’s stepping down.”
“The day is coming”
Written by Atlantic journalist Edward-Isaac Dovere, the piece went on to stay that the speaker’s “top deputies” have their eyes on the prominent and powerful leadership role, but it noted that like the aging, 81-year-old Pelosi, most of them are nearing the same age range.
“Of course, they all have stock responses denying that anyone is ever going anywhere,” Dovere acknowledged. “But,” he added, “the day is coming.”
“Democratic members of Congress won’t talk about any of this publicly, as if Pelosi might suddenly appear and pull their hearts from their chests,” the writer noted.
Dovere added: “Pretty much every Democrat in Congress and beyond is confident that Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York will be the next speaker of the House, if Democrats manage to hold on to their majority next year.”
Whether Democrats can retain their majority during next year’s midterm elections is an open question, however, and many Republicans believe that voters will end Pelosi’s speakership for her, as Republicans are widely predicted to gain enough seats nationwide to retake majority control.
Dems hitting rough patch
Evidence of just how bad Democrats have it right now came in the form of an ABC News/Ipsos poll from last month showing 55% of Americans are pessimistic about where the country is headed, up from 36% who said the same in a May survey.
Meanwhile, Business Insider reported that a July Gallup poll found that the number of voters who approve of President Joe Biden has plummeted as well. It showed support for the president at 50%, marking a six-point decline from the same poll taken in the previous month.
The economy also remains a stark concern, and Americans seem to be leaning towards a more conservative approach in how to deal with it.
A Fox News survey published recently reported that 47% said they would prefer that the government leave them alone, compared to 44% who preferred that the government lend them a hand.
Inflation was cited as a major concern by 86% of respondents, and only 47% of those polled said they approved of Biden’s economic program.