Pelosi Viewed Favorably by 40%, Ratings Improve Slightly After Shift On Impeachment

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 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. provides regular updates on public attitudes about Congress.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 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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