Poll: Majority Of Voters Think Democrats Should Ditch Pelosi, Find New Leader

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A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows that a majority of Americans want Nancy Pelosi to be replaced as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The poll asked voters whether Democrats should keep Pelosi as House speaker and whether Republicans should keep Kevin McCarthy as House minority leader. Overall, 56% of voters said Democrats should replace Pelosi and 40% of voters said Republicans should replace McCarthy.

Each party was more favorable toward their own leader than the overall voting population, according to the poll. Only 33% of Democrats thought Pelosi should be replaced and only 28% of Republicans thought McCarthy should be replaced. (RELATED: Top Senate Dem Slams Pelosi Over Delays On COVID-19 Relief Deal)

The poll comes just days after Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that her party needs new leadership. Pelosi had faced criticism from some of her fellow Democrats after the 2020 elections led to a much slimmer House majority, but she was ultimately reelected as Speaker.

The Morning Consult poll also found that voters, on average, believe Speaker Pelosi is equally as liberal as Democrats in Congress are overall, while the average voter believes that House Minority Leader McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are both more moderate than Republicans in Congress are overall.

The poll was conducted on 1,995 registered voters between Dec. 18-20, with a margin of error of 2 points.