More Americans want new Democrats in power next Congress, a recent poll found.
More than twice as many respondents to this week’s Economist/YouGov poll said they would prefer another Democrat lead the party in the House than current leader Nancy Pelosi. Fifteen percent backed Pelosi compared to 32 percent who chose “some other Demorat.” A further 29 percent were not sure and 25 percent said they didn’t care.
Pelosi has said she plans on staying in leadership if Democrats win back the chamber in November. The California Democrat cited Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 as a reason for her staying on.
“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” she said. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
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