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Pelosi’s plummeting approval rating is bad news for Democrats

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Pelosi’s plummeting approval rating is bad news for Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has suffered a drop in approval rating in light of the recent standoff between herself and President Donald Trump over funding for the government.

A poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal showed that Pelosi’s popularity plummeted during the 35-day government shutdown, according to The Hill.

“The new poll shows the Speaker of the House experienced a 6-point drop in her approval rating. Only 28 percent of Americans rated Pelosi as favorable, while 47 percent rated her as unfavorable — a stunning 19 percent ‘upside down’ unfavorable figure,” The Hill reported.

The same report showed that while voters did hold Trump responsible for the shutdown, the president is only down three percent since the November midterm elections, contrary to what has been insinuated by the negative press coverage he has received.

“Trump’s overall 43-percent approval rating is, according to Gallup Poll, roughly on par with President Barack Obama’s 49 approval rating during the same week just two years into his presidency,” The Hill went on.

“This comes after a Rasmussen Poll also showed that 40 percent of Americans actually blamed congressional Democrats for the shutdown.”

While it’s as yet undetermined as to whether it has contributed to where Americans place blame, the president has done his part to point his Twitter followers’ frustration toward Pelosi for the shutdown, and her consistent absences from Washington, as the feud between Congress and the White House has continued.

“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a “great” State of the Union Address in the near future!”

“Nancy just said she ‘just doesn’t understand why?’ Trump tweeted on Thursday.

“Very simply, without a Wall it all doesn’t work. Our Country has a chance to greatly reduce Crime, Human Trafficking, Gangs and Drugs. Should have been done for decades. We will not Cave!”

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