The Face of Congress

It took until close to election day last year before most voters actually understood that the Democrats are now running Congress. As voters have associated Congressional policies with Democratic leaders, those leaders’ approval ratings have sunk to gratifying lows. Nancy Pelosi, especially, is increasingly reviled by most Americans.

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Rasmussen Reports has the latest numbers:

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.

Even Democrats are now bailing on Pelosi. Other Congressional leaders fare at least a little better, as this chart shows. The Republicans’ ratings basically reflect the partisan breakdown among voters who are well-informed enough to know who they are:

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Of course, Congress is traditionally unpopular as an institution. Still, it’s gratifying to see the Democrats’ most familiar Congressional face sinking in the public’s estimation.

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