Before the Democratic Party’s wins in Tuesday’s elections, which gave them majority control in the House of Representatives, U.S. Democrats said they would prefer to have a new leader in Congress. By 56% to 39%, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said Nancy Pelosi should be replaced as their leader in the House rather than kept in that role by being elected the next speaker. These views are similar among Democrats across the ideological spectrum.

If Democrats win control of the House of Representatives after the midterm elections, which would you want the Democrats in Congress to do — [keep Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader by electing her as speaker of the House, or replace Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader by electing another Democrat as speaker of the House]?

Keep Pelosi Replace Pelosi No opinion % % % Democrats/Democratic leaners All 39 56 5 Liberal 38 58 4 Moderate/Conservative 41 54 6 Gallup, Oct. 15-28, 2018