The Democrats continue to be plagued by Pelosi and a new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans want to see the shrieking San Francisco shrew replaced as the congressional face of the party.
This is not good news for the “Blue Wave” that now looks like it was always a mirage because absolutely nothing has changed with the Dems since they got their clocks cleaned in 2016 with the exception of the progressive base’s infatuation with socialism.
Pelosi is pushing 80 and is driven by an obsessive desire to regain the mighty Speaker’s gavel and slam it down to commence impeachment proceedings against President Trump. But she is even more unpopular now and continues to be her own worst enemy with an endless series of gaffes, brain farts, facial spasms and other signs of senility.
She is so toxic that according to a Hill.TV and HarrisX poll, nearly three-quarters of Americans want to see her relieved of her leadership position and this includes 51 percent of Democrat respondents.
.@Ocasio2018 on Nancy Pelosi: "She is, she is, the leader of, of, no no, um, um, she is speaker..or rather leader Pelosi..hopefully um we’ll see..she’s ah..she’s the current leader of the party and..the party absolutely does have its leadership in the House and Senate" pic.twitter.com/UzU4IFRyzp
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 9, 2018
Only 27 percent of people surveyed in a new poll think Democrats should keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as their leader in the House, with nearly half of Democrats surveyed saying the caucus should pick a new chief.
The new American Barometer poll released Thursday by Hill.TV and HarrisX found that just 51 percent of Democrats surveyed think that House Democrats should keep Pelosi as their leader. Forty-nine percent said the caucus should pick a new leader.
Seventy-nine percent of independents said that Pelosi should be replaced, while 91 percent of Republicans said House Democrats should pick a new leader.
The dismal figures come as a number of Democratic candidates and incumbent members of the House refuse to say they will support Pelosi in a vote for the House Speakership.
In June, Politico reported that more than 20 Democratic House candidates have said they would not vote to elect Pelosi to be their party’s leader.
The declarations have raised real questions about whether Pelosi could secure the 218 votes needed on the House floor to become Speaker.
Pelosi has downplayed the issue, saying that she expects to be the next Speaker of the House should Democrats win the majority this fall.
A Democrat failure to win back the House despite raising expectations could provide the perfect excuse for Pelosi to be jettisoned but that will only open the door for even more identity politics once the more radicalized firebreathers of the next generation are able to obtain power.