Magic mirror on the wall who’s the least liked politician of all
Scott McGrew is an anchor on NBC San Francisco’s local news station.
He recently featured a piece explaining that local Congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), recently declared that if the Democrats retake the House in the midterms, she will run for the position of Speaker of the House.
In an interview with the Boston Globe released Tuesday, Pelosi guaranteed Democrats will take back the House in the 2018 midterm elections and that she would seek the speakership again.
“We will win. I will run for speaker,” Pelosi said. “I feel very confident about [it].”
Pelosi was pushed on the possibility of remaining in the minority, and she said she had “made a decision” to win.
“No, no, no, I can’t even think about that,” Pelosi said. “We have made a decision to win … We are going to win.”
McGrew admitted that while he and other folks living in the Bay area may love Congresswoman Pelosi, she’s not exactly very popular anywhere else in the country.
In fact, McGrew explained, she’s FAR LESS popular than our embattled President is!
McGrew told his audience that Pelosi’s announcement that she’d likely be Speaker of the House once again, might hurt Democrat chances in November.
“This may not be good news for Democrats. Republicans use Pelosi as a cudgel in their ads to convince people not to vote for Democrats, and they’re not wrong. We might like Nancy Pelosi in the Bay Area, but America doesn’t. Things that are more popular than Nancy Pelosi, according to an NBC/Wall St. Journal poll, include the NRA, current Speaker Paul Ryan, even Donald Trump. Among all Americans, Donald Trump is far more liked than Nancy Pelosi.”
Ouch! Talk about tough love from a local source.
HotAir’s Jazz Shaw has found a few other things that are more popular than Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi’s popularity in a recent Wall Street Journal poll is sitting at 21% nationally. According to the latest Pew Research numbers on American approval of 14 “institutions” (in a rather generic application of the word) Pelosi is more popular than only Congress and “news on the internet.” She’s ten points less popular than New Jersey, which turns out to be the most disliked state in America. As far as countries go, Pelosi is more popular than North Korea (though that may change soon) but she’s seven points less popular than Russia.
Pelosi can take some comfort in the fact that she’s at least equally as popular as Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, the least popular governor in the country. Unfortunately, she’s still a full twelve points behind Jeff Flake, the least popular senator in the country. If we were forced to treat Pelosi as a celebrity, she’s less popular than the most vandalized entry on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (That would be Donald Trump’s. The most popular one is Marilyn Monroe.) If we tried to rebrand Nancy Pelosi as a fast food chain, she would still come in seven points lower than McDonald’s, the least popular fast food brand in the country. (Which speaks to our love/hate relationship with our food because it’s also the most popular by volume in sales.)
So with all this data to draw on, how do we explain the fact that she’s been elected to her office without fail since 1987?
You know Jazz, that’s an excellent question.
Cross-Posted with Constitution.com