This Should Make Pelosi Ponder Retirement

  • 2018-06-26
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
This Should Make Pelosi Ponder Retirement
By Quinn Dombrowski from Berkeley, USA (Nancy Pelosi Uploaded by Anastasiarasputin) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
New numbers released show Nancy Pelosi's numbers at the lowest level in almost a decade. As more candidates disavow her, it brings in to question if it is time for her to retire.

According to Gallup:

Pelosi has a 55% favorable rating among Democrats. This percentage matches the lowest favorability recorded for her in 2009 among her own party. Over the past 10 years, her rating among Democrats reached a high of 66% several times.

On the whole, Pelosi has had persistently net negative image ratings since 2007 when she became speaker. Before that, more Americans had no impression of her than had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of her.

Pelosi ended her term as speaker with an overall 33% favorability rating in 2011, which was somewhat higher than her successor, John Boehner's 23% rating recorded two months before he announced his retirement in 2015. By comparison, Ryan's 40% favorability rating among all Americans makes him the most popular of the last three speakers so far, although his term doesn't end until January 2019. Using history as a guide, Ryan's favorable rating would be expected to worsen as time goes on. All recent speakers left the speakership with net negative favorability ratings, much worse off than when they started.

Nancy Pelosi doesn't look like she is going anywhere soon. Her defiance and need to be in power is apparent. But it is looking like it might help the Republicans in November. 

 Source: TTN

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