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Do Democrats want Nancy Pelosi as speaker again? Poll finds more prefer 'someone else.'

As Rep. Pelosi (D-Calif.) spends the week back on Capitol Hill trying to persuade her colleagues to give her another run at House speaker, fewer than one-quarter of self-identified Democrats — 23 percent — say their party’s lawmakers should pick her, while a larger 36 percent say they should choose “someone else” and a 41 percent plurality have no opinion, according to a new poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University.

Support for the current House minority leader becoming speaker dips further to 17 percent among the public overall, factoring in Republicans and independents.

It’s not surprising that Republicans would have an unfavorable opinion of the longtime Democratic leader. For many years they’ve vilified her as the personification of a liberal agenda. But Pelosi doesn’t garner rave ratings from Democrats either.

Just under 3 in 10 Democrats approve of Pelosi’s job performance as the party’s minority leader in the House, 29 percent, higher than the 16 percent who disapprove but dwarfed by a 55 percent majority who say they have no opinion of her efforts. Republicans are more decisive in their feelings about her, with 72 percent disapproving, 5 percent approving and 23 percent with no opinion.

More at link...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/14/more-democrats-prefer-someone-else-than-nancy-pelosi-become-house-speaker-new-poll-indicates/?utm_term=.00543441111c

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There could be a middle ground here with a clear date to turn over power before 2020 and an established line of succession right now.

Vox - Election takes policy off Trump's plate and provides a female politician to fight with...

All things that he is salivating for.

The Weeds podcast around 40:00

https://www.vox.com/the-weeds

We need to be realistic about the fact that with no real chance for legislation in the immediate future we are going back to what Trump likes best. Media slugfest...

Give it a listen... They also address the role Nancy Pelosi needs to play and the roles she shouldn't.

Good stuff...

Pelosi needs to pass the torch

All of her experience and connections can be better used in a supporting and advisory role for a new party leader.

This is the same mistake we made in 2016.

Look forward and not back.
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