Poll: Democrats divided over whether Pelosi should be Speaker

Poll: Democrats divided over whether Pelosi should be Speaker
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Democratic voters are almost evenly split over whether Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi11 Essential reads you missed this week Pelosi asks Democrats for 'leverage' on impeachment Is there internet life after thirty? MORE (D-Calif.) should be the next Speaker of the House, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday.

The survey, conducted by SSRS, found that among Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, 44 percent of poll participants said Pelosi was the best choice for Speaker, with 46 percent saying they would prefer a different Democrat.

The survey has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.

Among all voters, 30 percent said Pelosi should be Speaker, and 59 percent said a different Democratic lawmaker would be a better choice.

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Democratic Reps. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonDemocratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows If the Democratic debates were pro wrestling, de Blasio is comic relief Stocks close with steep losses as Trump, China escalate trade war MORE (Mass.) and Filemon VelaFilemon Bartolome VelaDCCC faces mass staff shakeup: 'It's the Monday Night Massacre' DCCC exec resigns amid furor over minority representation Hispanic Democratic lawmakers hit DCCC over lack of diversity in top ranks MORE (Texas) are among those who have said they plan to oppose Pelosi when the House votes for the Speakership on Jan. 3. Those lawmakers say they expect to rally enough opposition to Pelosi to prevent her from regaining the gavel.

Pelosi, however, remains confident that she'll be elected to the top post in the chamber.

"I’m just going to say that I will be Speaker,” Pelosi said Wednesday morning.

The CNN poll also found that 44 percent of respondents approved of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE requesting Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsA better way to run the Federal Bureau of Prisons Trump admin erases key environmental enforcement tool DOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda MORE to step down last week as attorney general, while 49 percent disapproved.

SSRS re-interviewed 677 adults who participated in a nationally representative pre-election survey between Nov. 8 and Nov. 12.