Fifty percent of Californians think Nancy Pelosi should be replaced as Speaker of the House. PPP has the numbers:
Only 38% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of her while 48% view her unfavorably. Independents see her negatively by a more than 2:1 margin, 62/27. And Republicans (87%) are considerably more unified in their dislike of her than Democrats (62%) are in seeing her positively.
We found yesterday that Californians were planning to vote Democratic for Congress this fall by a 51-38 margin. But when it comes to keeping Pelosi as Speaker those numbers pretty much reverse with only 38% of voters saying they’d like her to continue while 50% think it’s time for her to be replaced.
Running against Pelosi wasn’t an effective strategy for Republican candidates in 2008 but if voters in her home state don’t even want her continue as Speaker it’s hard to imagine there’s much of anywhere in the country where folks do want her to.
Liberals always complain about how undemocratic the Senate is. I’ve always been more worried that 80 percent of (80 percent of) San Francisco elects the person who sits two heartbeats away from the presidency.