Only a quarter of Americans trust San Francisco Democrat, Nancy Pelosi.
Democratic Speaker of the House says that she does not care whether she is unpopular. That’s good, because she wont be too upset when she and her staff look at her terrible poll numbers. Although Speaker Pelosi, your approval rating has nothing to do with your popularity. It has to do with your job approval rating. In May 2009, CNN referred to Pelosi as facing Gingrich-like approval ratings. Ouch, to Democrats that is disastrous.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the most despised political figures in the country.
And, frankly, she doesn’t give a damn.
“No, I don’t care,” Pelosi told POLITICO last Thursday, laughing heartily as she walked beneath the Capitol dome and plunged into a crowd of tourists.
Last week’s Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO poll brought grim news for Pelosi, revealing that only a quarter of Americans trust the San Francisco Democrat — putting her in the basement with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Unpopular is one thing; however, American voters are saying they do not trust her. This is a much different metric than simply a popularity contest.
“I don’t know about ‘trust’ — I think I’m trusted,” she said.
“I certainly want to be trusted. I’m not particularly concerned if I’m liked.”
So San Fran Nan does not care if she is unpopular. That’s good, because her poll ratings are actually below the Democrats worst nightmare, Rush Limbaugh.
It is a trending sign of things to come. Be on the look out for the mid-term 2010 elections when incumbent Democrats might just be put on the endangered species list.