Rep. Nancy Pelosi seems to be riding the so-called “blue wave” right back into her seat as Speaker of the House. She said that she is “100-percent” confident that she will continue in her leadership role. But a majority of Democrats, in a new poll, don’t want her to reclaim the position she held from 2007 to 2011.
According to a new Gallup poll, shows that 56 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be replaced as their leader in the House. This question was given to Democrats in Gallup’s October 15-28 poll and it was conducted before the party won back control of the House in the midterm elections.
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Dozens of Democratic candidates have pledged not to support Pelosi for Speaker when the party decides on its leader for the next Congress later this month.
Democratic strategist Howard Franklin said on “Fox & Friends First” last Monday that Pelosi is right to feel confident, because she has a long record of service in the House, and she has proven to be a prolific fundraiser.
“I do believe she’s got a lot of reason to expect that even some of the people who have said less than positive things about her coming back into the role will ultimately vote to support her,” Franklin said.
Republican strategist Matt Braynard also said that Pelosi should be confident about being re-elected to her role as Speaker of the House. He pointed out that the winning party “tends to dance with the leader that [brought] them.”
“It’s really unfortunate because her negative ratings are twice what the president’s are. She’s a millstone around the neck of the Democratic Party,” Braynard said. “And if she really cared about their interests, she would take this time to step back, groom a successor — which she has not done — and allow a fresh face to come forward while remaining a power, a force behind the scenes.”
You can watch Pelosi in her interview with CNN host Chris Cuomo below. Let us know what you think about Pelosi’s confidence.
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