House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now viewed favorably by 40% of voters and unfavorably by 44%. That net rating of -4 is an improvement from a month ago. In early September, Pelosi was viewed favorably by 38% and unfavorably by 48% for a net rating of -10 (see topline trends).
This is the first ScottRasmussen.com poll conducted since the Speaker shifted her public position to be more supportive of impeachment.
Pelosi is viewed favorably by 66% of Democrats and unfavorably by 68% of Republicans. Among Independent voters, 27% offer a positive assessment while 49% give the Speaker a negative review (see crosstab results).
The new numbers also make Pelosi the least unpopular Congressional leader.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earns favorable ratings from 28% and negative reviews from 42%. That net rating of -14 compares to -10 a month ago and -20 two months ago.
Pelosi’s Republican counterpart, Kevin McCarthy, is viewed favorably by 26% and unfavorably by 33%. Not surprisingly, his negative ratings have grown as he has become better known.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ratings are 32% favorable and 39% unfavorable.
Vice President Mike Pence gets positive reviews from 43% of voters and negative assessments from another 38%.
President Trump’s job approval ratings have held steady around 46% for more than five months.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 1-2, 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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