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Most Voters Frown On Pelosi … But Not In Her Own Party

Monday, October 04, 2010

Most voters disapprove of the job Nancy Pelosi is doing as speaker of the House and think her political views are extreme, but the majority of Democratic voters say she shares their values.

A new Rasmussen Reports national political survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of the San Francisco Democrat’s job performance. Fifty-nine percent (59%) disapprove. The passion’s clearly on the side of the naysayers, too: The overall findings include 19% who Strongly Approve of how she’s doing as speaker versus 48% who Strongly Disapprove.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Thirty-four percent (34%) believe Pelosi’s views are mainstream. Fifty-one percent (51%), on the other hand, describe them as extreme, while another 16% are undecided.

Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters say Pelosi shares the values of most Democratic voters throughout the nation. Slightly more (40%) disagree and say she does not share those values. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are undecided.

But ask Democratic voters and, not surprisingly, it’s a different story.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 30-October 1, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95%level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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