Poll ➠ Pelosi America’s Most Hated Congressional Leader!
The reason why she is so hated remain a total mystery.
They’ve all been reelected several times, but the four top congressional leaders remain an unpopular choice among voters nationwide.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of House Speaker John Boehner, and 53% say the same of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Unfavorables are only slightly lower for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (46%) and his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Harry Reid (50%), but that’s probably in part because they are not as well-known to voters.
A closer look at these numbers finds that Pelosi remains, as she has been for years, the most enthusiastically disliked, with 38% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of her. Reid’s next with Very Unfavorables of 30%, while 27% feel that way about Boehner. McConnell, who just took over the majority leader job from Reid in January following the GOP takeover of the Senate in the last election, is viewed Very Unfavorably by 23%.
Not that the foursome don’t have some fans. Pelosi is now seen favorably by 33% of voters, including 14% with a Very Favorable opinion of the San Francisco congresswoman. Only 28% now share a favorable view of Boehner, an Ohio Republican, with six percent (6%) who have a Very Favorable one.