Poll: Pelosi most well known, least liked Hill leader

posted at 8:01 pm on April 25, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I’m a day late to it, but it looks like the notorious Nancy Pelosi takes the fame-cake from among her fellow Congressional leaders — and not really in a good way. Via Gallup:

The top Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House and Senate are a generally unpopular foursome, with Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi being the most well-known, but also the least well-liked. Thirty-one percent of Americans view Pelosi favorably and 48% unfavorably. Her resulting net -17 image score compares with -11 for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, -10 for Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, and -8 for Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

According to the April 11-14 Gallup poll, 79% of Americans have some impression of Pelosi — favorable or unfavorable — while 21% do not, either because they have no opinion about the California congresswoman and former House speaker, or because they have never heard of her. Overall recognition of Pelosi compares with 72% for Boehner, 65% for Reid, and 60% for McConnell. …

Pelosi also rates as the most polarizing of the four congressional leaders, a distinction she also held the last time all four were rated, in May 2010. …

Makes sense, seeing as how she was the figurehead of the Congress that rammed through the ObamaCare legislation without a singular Republican vote, one of the bigger factors behind the midterm “shellacking” Democrats received in 2010 — except that Minority Leader Pelosi doesn’t actually happen to see it that way.

REPORTER: “In terms of this health care issue that’s come up now, obviously 2010 the health care issue did a number on your party, are you worried that the way Republicans are spinning this right now is that Democrats in Congress won’t even subject their own employees to their health care law? Could that have ramifications in the 2014 election?”

REP. NANCY PELOSI: “That won’t be happening. The bill has been written. It’s a question of interpretation, and we want everybody to be treated the same. I do not subscribe to the notion that we did not win the election because of the health care bill. If we did, for tens of millions of Americans to have health care was well worth any of our political careers in my view.”

I just can’t imagine why she’s still the least popular Congressional leader, when she turns out brilliant gems like these on the regular. …Do you think maybe she’s trolling us?


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If we did, for tens of millions of Americans to have health care was well worth any of our political careers in my view.”

And then..
There will be tens of millions of Americans that had health care..
That will have it dropped or drop it themselves due to expense.

Thanks Nancy.

Electrongod on April 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Surely, the poll was taken of Rush fans of 98% when most other polls are ‘more fair’ by running D45, I35, and R20.

Liam on April 25, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Pelosi and shumer can you think of a combination
That would be more evil?
Well now that I think about it reid and waxman oblamer
Wow just too much evil to list .. Sorry
I should have thought this through.

MrMoe on April 25, 2013 at 8:17 PM

while 21% do not, either because they have no opinion about the California congresswoman and former House speaker, or because they have never heard of her.

So 21% of the population lives in a vacuum and has no idea who she is? These aren’t “low information voters”, these are DEAD voters.

Nancy-poo is the reason the Democrats won’t retake the House.

GarandFan on April 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Pelosi and shumer can you think of a combination
That would be more evil?
Well now that I think about it reid and waxman oblamer
Wow just too much evil to list .. Sorry
I should have thought this through.

MrMoe on April 25, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Evil is hard to contemplate if you’re not in its fold.

Liam on April 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

So 21% of the population lives in a vacuum and has no idea who she is? These aren’t “low information voters”, these are DEAD voters.

Nancy-poo is the reason the Democrats won’t retake the House.

GarandFan on April 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

About 21% of Americans identify as liberal.

Maybe that’s why the numbers match — not even THEY want to be identified with her?

Just a snarky idea…

Liam on April 25, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Right on its just natural for them
I am disgusted at these communists

MrMoe on April 25, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Sadly America knows only a FRACTION of her political dealings.
It the TRUTH came out in toto … she would be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. She is old enough to remember those days.

Missilengr on April 25, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I don’t like, despise pelosi ried et al. They are scum

But boehner, rubio, et al; they are supposed to be on our side.

davidk on April 25, 2013 at 8:44 PM

If you don’t want Nancy Pelosi to become Speaker of the House again, make sure you have a strong Republican candidate running for Congress in your district in 2014.

Pelosi’s district in San Francisco is almost certain to re-elect her to Congress in 2014.

In 2012, Pelosi got 253,709 votes to win re-election with 85.08% of the vote.http://sfelections.org/results/20121106/index.php

Nancy Pelosi may not be liked in 99.9% of the country, but San Francisco voters evidently love her. San Francisco is unique in so many ways.

wren on April 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Pelosi is human trash and if not for our completely dysfunctional political system she would be playing the part of an aging scorned wife, downing handfuls of Valium while her husband was out with his mistress.

Bishop on April 25, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Pelosi is human trash and if not for our completely dysfunctional political system she would be playing the part of an aging scorned wife, downing handfuls of Va1ium while her husband was out with his mistress.

Bishop on April 25, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Val.ium? Really? The filter hits on Val.ium?

Time to catch up with the rest of the world, HotGas, and maybe update your system, what a joke.

Bishop on April 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Well known, least liked–I can think of someone else who fits the bill.

hillsoftx on April 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Did they mention Nanzi could scare Nosferatu?

viking01 on April 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Scumhag on a broom!!!

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Only a district full of sodomites could elect such a despicable reprobate.

tom daschle concerned on April 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM

So 21% of the population lives in a vacuum and has no idea who she is? These aren’t “low information voters”, these are DEAD voters.

GarandFan on April 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Welcome to Chicago, buddy.

Lanceman on April 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM

ditto
Plastic surgery addict moron. Replaced her brains with a silicon boob on her 1998 surgery. Gave brain to McCain.

pat on April 26, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Let me deliver the ultimate insult to Pelosi that I know will get under her skin.

If FDR himself was still alive, if he shook hands with Pelosi,he would immediately be washing them afterwards with scalding hot water and then applying half a bottle of hand sanitizer to them, because even HE would consider her that loathsome!

Have a nice day, SanFranNan!

pilamaye on April 26, 2013 at 5:46 AM

My idea of eternal damnation would be to spend all eternity listening to this creature blather on about her views on politics, communism and evil republicans.

acyl72 on April 26, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Do these people ever look any further than the tip of their noses? Libs are jumping up and down that an expansion of Medicaid will give another 70,000 access to health care in our state, but do not consider that we don’t have enough doctors to go around. Remember, ‘if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor’, well, you can if you can get an appointment when you need one.

Kissmygrits on April 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Pelosi really needs to be put out to pasture. She has an insane frame of mind in keeping this country strong. ObamaCare is a law that will criple American in a horrible way. Why isn’t Congress in this plan?

karlinsync on April 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Anything is possible in this great country.
The truly amazing phenomenon is how is it that someone who is so vacuous of fundamental knowledge and intelligence get to be FOURTH in line to be POTUS.
The baton is passed from VP then Secretary of State then Speaker of the House as I recall.
I’ll blame the Manure Stream Media for this and other recent atrocious situations. They’ve completely abandoned their fundamental purpose as journalists.
A friend in the circle of academe (local University) says they teach ‘advocacy journalism’ these days.
Curious, I always thought that was the arena of Used Car Salespersons?

Missilengr on April 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM