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Pelosi 49% Favorable, Other Congressional Leaders Panned by Voters

Monday, February 05, 2007

America’s Congressional Leaders may be well known in their home town, but unknown to most Americans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) is viewed favorably by 49% of American voters and unfavorably by 40%. That’s an improvement from a month ago when 43% had a favorable opinion of her. Those figures also give Pelosi the highest name recognition of anybody in the Congressional Leadership ranks and make her the only Congressional Leader with a higher favorable total than unfavorable. Rasmussen Reports surveys conducted during January show that Republican Trent Lott is second in the national name recognition category—74% have an opinion of the Mississippi Senator. However, just 31% have a favorable opinion while 43% hold an unfavorable view.

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