Pelosi Ranked Least Popular Congressional Leader

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According to a Rasmussen reports online and a national survey, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, is the least popular leader in Congress.

Only 35% of U.S. likely voters have a positive view of the California Democrat, and 60% consider her unfavorable.

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These include 19% who have a very positive opinion of Pelosi and 51% who have a very negative one.

Pelosi was also the leader of the Congress with the lowest percentage of voters not liking her at 4%. This indicates that she was also the most well-known member of Congress.

Other congressional leaders were also asked about Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader.

  • For McCarthy, 42% have a favorable view of the California Republican while 34% regard him unfavorably. This includes 16% with a very favorable opinion of McCarthy and 22% with a very unfavorable one. But 24% have no opinion of the House minority leader, making him by far the least recognizable of the congressional leaders.
  • For McConnell, 35% have a favorable view of the Kentucky Republican while 55% regard him unfavorably, making him the second least popular leader of Congress. This includes 12% with a very favorable opinion of McConnell and 36% with a very unfavorable one. Only 10% have no opinion of the Senate minority leader, making him the second most recognizable of the congressional leaders after Pelosi.
  • For Schumer, only 32% have a favorable view of the New York Democrat, the worst mark in this category among the congressional leaders, while 54% regard him  unfavorably. This includes 15% with a very favorable opinion of Schumer and 43% with a very unfavorable one. His very unfavorable ranking is the second highest after Pelosi. There were 14% who have no opinion of the Senate majority leader.

A Survey of 1,000 likely voters in the U.S. was done between Oct. 3-4. The margin of sampling error for the survey of the 1,000 likely voters in the United States is +/- 3 percentage points, with a confidence level of 95%.