According to a recent poll conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal, the approval ratings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a nosedive during the longest government shutdown in American history.
A Closer Look at the Poll’s Data
The most recent government shutdown lasted from Friday, December 21, 2018 to Friday, January 25, 2019. During the shutdown, left-leaning Americans overwhelmingly blamed President Trump and furthermore called his approval ratings into question. However, the aforementioned poll proves that Pelosi’s ratings suffered during the shutdown.
According to the poll, 47% of Americans deemed the current House Speaker as “unfavorable.” Conversely, only 28% of Americans viewed Pelosi favorably. The Speaker of the House has experienced ongoing censure from the right-wing who believes that Pelosi is unwilling to negotiate with President Trump.
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Pelosi’s return to the position of House Speaker comes after the Service of former House Speaker Paul Ryan. Since her time in this position, Pelosi has maintained a contentious relationship with President Trump.