Democrats across the country are split over whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi should remain party leader in the House of Representatives next year, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday also indicates that among all Americans, the current House speaker remains an unpopular figure while House Republican leader John Boehner, who will succeed Pelosi as speaker in the new Congress, is still not well known to many Americans.
Forty-five percent of Democrats questioned in the survey say they would prefer Pelosi to serve as House minority leader, with 47 percent saying they would prefer another Democratic member in the House.
“Whatever divides the Democratic party on that question, gender and ideology seem to have nothing to do with it,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “There are no differences between Democratic men and Democratic women on whether Pelosi should continue to lead the House Democrats, nor is there a major difference between liberal Democrats and Democrats who call themselves moderates or conservatives.”
CNN Political Unit