‘I Dismissed That’: Pelosi Tries To Ignore Bad Poll Numbers For Democrats

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tried to ignore a recent poll showing Democrats were losing significant ground amongst female independent voters while on MSNBC on Tuesday.

A newly released New York Times/ Siena College poll found that 49% of likely voters said they planned to vote Republican compared to 45% who said they plan to vote Democrat. The poll also found a shift among female independent voters who now favor Republicans by 18 points after having favored Democrats by 14 points in September. The poll also found that voters cared more about the economy than abortion by far.

“Despite all the legislative accomplishments, I want to cite them, I want to say it’s been an extraordinary session, you and the president have done so much in terms of domestic concerns, the economy. Why is this message, why do you think the president hasn’t gotten this message through to the voters?” MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked.

“Well, first of all, let me say that I think that much of what you’ve said I don’t agree with, that is to say ‘The New York Times’ poll, I think this is an outlier poll, you just cite one poll, but all the other polls,” Pelosi began before the two kept talking over each other.

“It’s also – the ‘RealClearPolitics’ average is showing similar issues,” Mitchell continued. (RELATED: New Poll Dashes Dems’ Hopes Of Pro-Abortion Voters Thwarting A Red Wave)

“No, but these, but that was one that brought down the average, and it was an outlier. It wasn’t even that big a sample. So I – I dismissed that. I have been – since Congress adjourned I’ve been in an average of five states a week. And I can tell you that women’s concerns about their freedom are very, very much still very significant in terms of how they will vote.”

Pelosi then went on to claim that abortion is still an important topic to voters despite recent polling data showing otherwise.

Democratic super PACs and campaigns have dropped nearly $18 million on abortion-related ads despite polls showing that economy and inflation issues rank higher amongst voter concerns. A July Monmouth University poll found abortion was the most important issue for just 5% of voters while 63% said inflation was their top issue.