Internal RNC poll shows Pelosi is more popular than Trump: report
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading MORE (D-Calif.) is more popular than President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE, a private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee has shown.

According to the survey, registered voters prefer Pelosi-aligned candidates by 5 points over Trump-backed candidates, 50 percent to 45 percent.

The internal poll, which was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and was obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek asked registered voters who they would prefer “when the November election is framed by Trump and Pelosi.”


Overall, voters were found to favor Democratic candidates by 9 points more than they favored Republican candidates in the poll.

The poll also found that speaking critically of Pelosi and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Saagar Enjeti ponders Hillary Clinton's 2020 plans Political ad spending set to explode in 2020 MORE, two targets Trump has frequently attacked throughout his presidency, “help[s] coalesce the GOP base and win over key constituencies.” 

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the author of the study also had the following message for Republicans when it comes to Pelosi: “America would simply turn back the clock if Democrats take control of Congress and liberal Nancy Pelosi and her allies get to enact their agenda; it could mean higher taxes, open borders, the end of Medicare as we know it, and the end of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] ICE." 

Democrats need to win 24 seats to take back the majority in the House and currently hold nearly an 8-point lead over Republicans, according to a RealClearPolitics average of generic congressional voting surveys

Republican lawmakers have expressed optimism that they can stave off the “blue wave,” with Trump often stating that there will be a "red wave" in the midterms.