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Sunday, October 09, 2011

If You Were Obama, Would You listen To Nancy Pelosi, The Least Popular Congressional Leader?

By Susan Duclos

Nancy Pelosi is the least popular congressional leader according to polling, so it brings up the question of whether Barack Obama should even entertain the idea of taking any advice from her.

rasmussenreports – (h/t Hotairpundit) Voters continue to dislike the top leaders in Congress which is one reason support for term limits remains high. Voters still express more dissatisfaction with the Democratic leaders than their GOP counterparts.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains the least popular congressional leader, with 57% who view her unfavorably.

With that in mind, it makes me wonder if Obama would even consider any advice given by Nancy Pelosi would be taken seriously.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged the president to continue his public efforts to sell his American Jobs Act legislation and downplayed any rifts between Democratic lawmakers and Obama over the package.

"Senate Democrats overwhelmingly are promoting it," said Pelosi of the jobs bill in an interview which aired Sunday on ABC's This Week.

"There are one or two -- a few that may have some concerns about one aspect of it or another. But what's important is the president is taking it to the people," she said.

The president met with Senate Democrats Friday to discuss his bill after Democrats modified the legislation to include a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires and abandoned Obama's efforts to end oil and gas subsidies.

Pelosi urged the president to continue to sell voters on the proposal.

In my mind, when the least popular, least liked member of Congress offers you advice, you run like hell in the other direction.