Oh, this is going to leave a mark on Trump’s dimpled orange ass.
Courtesy of Bloomberg:
President Trump likes to mock Nancy Pelosi, but a private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee finds that she’s actually more popular—and beats the president when the midterm election is framed as a contest between the two.
The internal poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek, asks registered voters who they support “when the November election is framed by Trump and Pelosi.” Overall, respondents prefer Pelosi-aligned candidates over Trump-aligned candidates by 5 points, 50 percent to 45 percent. Among independents only, Pelosi still prevails by a 4-point margin. The poll was completed on Sept. 2.
Trump routinely criticizes the 78-year-old Democratic House minority leader. In a sarcastic Aug. 10 tweet, he wrote: “Democrats, please do not distance yourselves from Nancy Pelosi. She is a wonderful person whose ideas & policies may be bad, but who should definitely be given a 4th chance. She is trying very hard & has every right to take down the Democrat Party if she has veered too far left!”
Pelosi hasn’t hesitated to return fire. “Every single day, I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is that only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to Putin,” she tweeted on July 16.
What makes the internal poll results so tantalizing—and embarrassing for Trump—is that Republicans have spent years gleefully caricaturing Pelosi as the embodiment of effete, out-of-touch coastal liberalism. That helped power Republican gains in the past two midterm cycles, 2010 and 2014.
Yeah, trotting out the Pelosi memes may have helped Republicans in the past, but that was before the American people saw who they would put into the White House if they had their choice.
So bring it on GOP.
You use your scare tactics featuring Nancy Pelosi, and we will simply show this picture over and over again.
Then let’s see who comes out ahead in 2018.