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Internal RNC poll shows Pelosi is more popular than Trump: report

Greg Nash

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is more popular than President Trump, 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.”

{mosads}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 Clinton, 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.

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