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Congressional Favorability Ratings

Voters Rate Pelosi Worst of Congressional Leaders

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the best-known leader of Congress and also the least popular, with more voters now rating her unfavorably than at any time since 2012. Her Republican counterpart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has better ratings, but is much less well-known to voters.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable view of Pelosi, while 60% regard her unfavorably. This includes 19% with a Very Favorable opinion of the San Francisco Democrat and 51% with a Very Unfavorable one. Only four percent (4%) have no opinion of her. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on October 3-4, 2021 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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