The election of Donald Trump was possibly the worst day of Nancy Pelosi’s life.
She was banking on Hillary Clinton winning the election, and the Democrats taking back the House.
While that day was bad, recent news that Nancy Pelosi found out might be even worse.
As the House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi should be considered a major leader, if not the leader, of the Democrat Party. Despite this, recent polling shows that Democrat voters don’t agree, in fact, they don’t even seem to agree that the Democrat Party has a leader.
The poll, conducted by, CBS/YouGov asked voters about who they think the leader of the Democrat party is. With forty-five percent of the vote, the most popular answer was “there isn’t one.”
Even worse for Democrats, of those who answered that the party does have a leader, they couldn’t agree who that leader is.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer received 16 percent of the vote, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi received 15 percent. In a surprising twist, Vermont Sen. and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pulled in 13 percent of the vote, while his challenger Hillary Clinton received 7 percent.
The other four percent of those polled listed somebody else.
This poll is bad news for Democrats, who are attempting to unify voters ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Their goal is to take back the House and Senate, and ultimately impeach President Donald Trump.
At this point, it seems the only unifying element among Democrat voters is their disdain for President Donald Trump. But while Democrats are more emboldened against President Trump than ever, Republicans are more emboldened in support of the President than any point in his Presidency.
In fact, Trump’s approval rating among Republican voters on his 500th day is higher than any modern-day Republican at the same point, with the exception of George W. Bush, who was bolstered up by post-9/11 party unity. His approval rating was at 87 percent, which is 10 percent higher than former President Ronald Reagan on his 500th day in office.
Not only is he immensely popular among Republicans, but his support among independents is much higher than most predicted it would be at this point in his presidency. With the economy in fantastic shape, and unemployment at historic lows, independents appear to be thoroughly impressed with the President.
In contrast, Democrats are struggling to hold onto their own base. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is an independent, not a Democrat, polls just two points behind Nancy Pelosi, who is a long-serving Democrat Representative currently serving as the House Minority Leader.
Democrats are going to have to do a lot of unifying if they hope to do well against President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in the November midterm elections. While polling earlier in the year seemed to show signs of a possible “blue wave” during the midterm elections, more recent polling casts major doubt on that.
But there’s no way to tell how the midterm elections will turn out until they happen.
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