Pelosi On A Roll: Favorable Rating Up Ten Points Since November

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. polls show that the Speaker’s favorables are up three points from a month ago, six points from two months ago, and ten points since November (see topline trends).

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. provides regular updates on public attitudes about Congress. We also update the Generic Congressional Ballot and Presidential Job Approval on a daily basis.

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. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email. 

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The national survey of 1,003 Registered Voters was conducted March 1-2, 2019 by 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.

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