House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now viewed favorably by 42% of voters nationwide. That figure reflects a remarkable surge for the highest ranking elected Democratic in the country.
On the other side of the ledger, just 43% have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi. That results in a net rating of -1 which is better than any of the other Congressional leaders. It is also a vast improvement from -17 in November.
Democrats, by a 76% to 12% margin, have a favorable view of the Speaker. Republicans, by a 71% to 20% margin, hold the opposite view. Among Independent voters, 28% offer a positive assessment and 53% a negative review. Women, younger voters, and minority voters are more likely to have a positive view of Pelosi than others (see crosstab results).
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earns favorable ratings from 31% and negative reviews from 42%. During the Kavanaugh hearings, his ratings briefly surged to levels similar to those enjoyed by Pelosi today.
Pelosi’s Republican counterpart, Kevin McCarthy, is viewed favorably by 26% and unfavorably by 28%. He remains an unknown to nearly half the nation’s voters. It is normal for Congressional leaders to become more unpopular as they are better known.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ratings are 33% favorable and 38% unfavorable.
Vice President Mike Pence gets positive reviews from 45% of voters and negative assessments from 40%.
Just 23% of voters believe their own Representative in Congress is the best person for the job. So much for the myth that people hate Congress in general but love their own Representative.
We also provide daily updates on the president’s job approval and the generic congressional ballot. It’s all part of our mission to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).
The national survey of 1,003 Registered Voters was conducted March 1-2, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).