House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) may occupy some of the most powerful positions in Congress, but they're also two of the most reviled American politicians, according to a new Rasmussen poll.
The Washington Examiner reports:
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Just 23 percent have a favorable view of Reid, the Senate majority leader, and a huge 57 percent have an unfavorable view. But it could be worse: Rasmussen polls reports that a towering 63 percent have an unfavorable view of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and just 29 percent view her favorably.
And while their ratings are better than for the Democratic leaders, voters don’t appear happy with the GOP team either: House Speaker John Boehner has a 36 percent to 44 percent favorable-unfavorable rating and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rating is 33 percent-44 percent.
In the poll of 1,000 likely voters, the public’s grim and angry view of Congress was on full display. Not only did Rasmussen find that 68 percent would replace all members, but the job performance view is dismal. Just 8 percent call Congress’ job performance excellent, with 64 percent calling it poor.