Pelosi Polling Plunges
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March 30, 2009, 04:52 PM
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According to the Rasmussen pollsters, the Speaker`s favorability ratings have dropped rather substantially during a two-week period. Perhaps the public was turned off by her obnoxious performance in San Francisco, cheerleading illegal aliens and insulting law-enforcement officers as "un-American" for doing their jobs.
Sixty percent (60%) of U.S. voters now have an unfavorable opinion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including 42% Very Unfavorable, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. A growing number of her doubters seem to be fellow Democrats.

While these are Pelosi`s highest negatives yet in the current session of Congress, Republican congressional leaders haven`t been the beneficiaries. Their numbers remain virtually unchanged.

Thirty-four percent (34%) have a favorable view of Pelosi, with nine percent (9%) Very Favorable. Just seven percent (7%) have no opinion of the speaker.

Two weeks ago, 36% viewed the San Francisco congresswoman favorably (15% Very Favorable) while 53% had an unfavorable opinion of her, including 37% Very Unfavorable. Eleven percent (11%) were undecided.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democrats now view Pelosi favorably, including 16% who have a Very Favorable view. But in the previous survey, 65% of Democrats liked Pelosi, with 27% Very Favorable. [60% View Pelosi Unfavorably, Rasmussen Poll, March 27, 2009]