59% In MS-01 Say Pelosi Is To Their Left
The Hill released the last of their polling on the First District (and others) this morning, and there was one main thing that caught my attention- although it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.
When asked about the current Democratic congressional leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, 59 percent of voters- including 31 percent of Democrats- said that the leaders were to the left of them personally. Just 21 percent said the leaderships’ ideology matched their own.
On the Republican leadership of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, 41 percent said their political leanings were about the same as those individuals. Interestingly, 18 percent said the GOP leaders were to the left of their personal ideology. So 59 percent either matchup with the GOP leadership or are slightly more conservative. Just 18 percent said the leadership falls to their right.
Travis Childers has long maintained that his Speaker vote was a choice between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, and since Boehner had been attacking him he wasn’t in any position to support him. And I don’t think anyone actually thinks a Democrat will vote for a Republican Speaker, especially one in the minority.
But we have also heard Democrats make the argument that while they don’t like Pelosi, they don’t think Boehner would be any better. But as this poll shows, voters in the First don’t have a problem with Boehner or the GOP leaders.