Progressive and conservative Dems could provide difficulties for Pelosi, says polling editor

Polling editor Cameron Easley said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that competing pulls from conservative and progressive Democrats could be difficult for House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Breaking down the June jobs report | The biggest threats facing the recovery | What will the next stimulus bill include? Military bases should not be renamed, we must move forward in the spirit of reconciliation Pelosi: Trump 'himself is a hoax' MORE (D-Calif.), who is poised to return as Speaker in the new Congress next year.  

"There's a significant portion of Democrats, more conservative Democrats, more rural Democrats, who are concerned about illegal immigration as well," Easley told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. 

"That's something that's going to be a little bit difficult probably for the Democratic leaders to navigate during the next two years into 2020," he continued. 

"A lot of these new Democrats who were elected and came into the House such as [Rep.-elect] Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocratic strategist Andrew Feldman says Biden is moving left Hispanic Caucus asks Trump to rescind invitation to Mexican president Nadler wins Democratic primary MORE [D-N.Y.], they are not looking to compromise. They want to go the other direction, and that's going to be something that Pelosi has to deal with."

Easley's comments come as Democrats attempt to work with Republicans on the issue of immigration in an effort to avoid a partial government shutdown on December 21. 

The two sides have been unable to reach a compromise on how much money they should put toward President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE's proposed border wall. 

Trump on Tuesday threatened a government shutdown if he does not get funding for his proposed border wall during a contentious Oval Office meeting with Vice President Pence, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Pelosi.

— Julia Manchester