Pelosi Viewed Favorably by 38% Unfavorably by 48%

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now viewed favorably by 38% of voters and unfavorably by 48%. Those figures are essentially unchanged from a month ago (see topline trends).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earns favorable ratings from 33% and negative reviews from 43%. Those figures match Pelosi’s  net favorability of -10. For McConnell, however, that’s a big improvement compared to last month’s -20 (27% favorable, 47% unfavorable).

McConnell is viewed favorably by just 54% of those in his party. Pelosi gets favorable reviews from 67% of her fellow Democrats.

On the other hand, 78% of Republicans view Pelosi negatively. Among Democrats, 59% take the view of McConnell (see crosstab results).

Pelosi’s Republican counterpart, Kevin McCarthy, is viewed favorably by 27% and unfavorably by 28%. He remains relatively unknown. However, his negative ratings have grown as he has become  better known.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ratings are 33% favorable and 41% unfavorable.

Vice President Mike Pence gets positive reviews from 47% of voters and negative assessments from another 38%.

President Trump’s job approval ratings have held steady around 46% for more than five months. provides regular updates on public attitudes about Congress.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted September 1-2, 2019 by 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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