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Congressional Favorability Ratings

Pelosi’s Favorables Are At A New High

Friday, January 17, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains the best-known leader of Congress and is enjoying her greatest popularity ever. Her counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, earns his highest favorables in five years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now share a favorable view of Pelosi, while 49% regard her unfavorably. This includes 25% with a Very Favorable opinion of the San Francisco Democrat and 36% with a Very Unfavorable one. Only five percent (5%) have no opinion of her. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 9 and 12, 2020 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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