Pelosi Deeply California

Posted: Sep 28, 2010 8:23 AM
Yesterday, we noticed that the NRCC has begun airing quite a few ads across the country that mention or depict House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a chief villain.  It's probably a smart political move: A new PPP poll reveals that not only is Pelosi the least popular Congressional leader in America, her popularity has even receded considerably in her liberal home state:

If there was any question Nancy Pelosi's a liability for Democrats across the country this should put it to rest- even in California voters have an unfavorable opinion of her and would like to see her replaced as Speaker.

Only 38% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of her while 48% view her unfavorably. Independents see her negatively by a more than 2:1 margin, 62/27. And Republicans (87%) are considerably more unified in their dislike of her than Democrats (62%) are in seeing her positively.

Jillian noted that some Congressional Democrats are declining to openly endorse Pelosi for Speaker even if their party manages to salvage its majority in the House.  California voters agree:

We found yesterday that Californians were planning to vote Democratic for Congress this fall by a 51-38 margin. But when it comes to keeping Pelosi as Speaker those numbers pretty much reverse with only 38% of voters saying they'd like her to continue while 50% think it's time for her to be replaced.