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New Democratic Leaders Unknown to Most Americans

The Democratic strategy of casting the election as a referendum on Republican conduct and policy has given Democrats majority control of Congress. But many voters have little impression of key leaders expected to now run the show.

Congressman Steny Hoyer is currently the Minority Whip. Though incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed John Murtha as the next House Majority Leader, many colleagues consider Hoyer the frontrunner. Still, despite his clout on Capitol Hill, 65% of voters don’t know enough to have an opinion of him (15% hold a favorable view, 20% unfavorable).

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