Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters nationwide know that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a Democrat. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 7% mistakenly believe she is a Republican and 21% are not sure.
For other Congressional leaders, recognition of their partisan alliance is far lower. Fifty-three percent (53%) know that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a Republican while 10% think he is a Democrat. The numbers are virtually identical for McConnell’s Democratic counterpart: 53% correctly identify Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as a Democrat while 11% mistakenly believe he is a Republican.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is correctly identified as a Republican by 29% while 10% believe he is a Democrat. Sixty-two percent (62%) are not sure.
Representative Mark Meadows, chair of the Freedom Caucus, is correctly identified as a Republican by 19% of voters. Seven percent (7%) think he’s a Democrat and 74% are not sure. Representative Mark Pocan, co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, attracts similar numbers: 13% know he’s a Democrat, 7% think he’s a Republican and 80% are not sure.
These results highlight one of the reasons political insiders have such a difficult time communicating with voters around the country. The insiders continuously make references to facts that are known inside the Beltway but not among the general public.
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This national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted May 24-25, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the Sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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