It’s a new year for Nancy Pelosi, a new term as Speaker of the House. Some say it’s her last time at the gavel. You’d think a seasoned leader at her final term in this prestigious role would be eager to lead the entire House—reaching across the aisle to help all Americans.
It doesn’t look that way. Ever since the election, Pelosi has seemed even more bitter and vengeful than ever before. The media on numerous occasions has criticized her for what she’s said or done—specifically for delaying COVID relief over the Summer last year.
Although her party has won a slight majority in Congress, with a Democrat soon to take the White House, Pelosi is determined to burn whatever bridges she finds. Why not be happy, Nance, that Biden is president? Why waste the first few weeks of the new year—and his administration—trying to impeach or remove Donald Trump?
We don’t have the answers to those questions. But what we do know is that few Americans view the speaker favorably.
By wide margins, voters view House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unfavorably, according to a new Just the News poll with Scott Rasmussen…
Fifty-five percent of respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, versus just 34% with a favorable opinion…
Opinion on Vice President Mike Pence and conservative Senate firebrands Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), meanwhile, was more evenly split. [Source: Just the News]
Congress rarely gets high marks on opinion and approval polls. That’s because the public blames them most of the time when the government can’t get its act together. It’s easy for a presidential administration to be on the same page and advance an agenda. But Congress never seems to be able to compromise, find solutions, and get the job done.
And that’s largely Nancy Pelosi’s fault. As the Speaker of the House, it has been her job to negotiate with Republicans, and motivate her party to act. Instead, over the two years, she’s divided the country more than anyone else. She impeached Trump (and apparently wants to do that again). She tore up his SOTU address in 2020. She refused to replenish the job-saving PPP. And she delayed additional COVID relief.
That’s just for starters. Recently, she went to the Pentagon to look for ways to use the military to strip Trump of power. It was such a shocking move that even the MSM, usually the left’s cheerleaders, were appalled. ABC News even condemned the action as “extraordinary.”
Polling for conservative leaders who more or less supported the president remained steady in this poll. But Pelosi and McConnell—both leaders who opposed cooperation and progress—are in the weeds.
You’d think Pelosi would be able to learn from her mistakes, by now. The woman is 80 years old and has served in Congress for decades. Yet he continues to ignore the writing on the wall and push an agenda that few in American want.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see these numbers get even lower in the coming months.