House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Only a few days ago, political commentator and WND columnist Pat Buchanan said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “has been a drag on Democrats in all four of the special elections the party has lost since Trump’s November triumph.”

The news got worse Monday, with a Rasmussen Reports survey finding 58 percent of the Democratic Party’s likely voters want new leadership.

The poll found that just 31 percent believe the current national leadership of their party is representative of most Democrats.

Rasmussen noted “some Democrats are saying it’s time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go, arguing that losses in this year’s special congressional elections show that their party needs new, younger leadership.”

“Most Democrats agree.”

The assessment noted, however, that 48 percent of likely Republican voters think the GOP’s current leadership is representative of most Republicans.

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Slightly fewer, 45 percent, say the party needs to find new leaders.

“Among all likely voters, only 23 percent feel the Democratic leadership is representative of their voter base, while 64 percent think new leadership is needed. Twelve percent are not sure. Just 30 percent of all voters feel the Republican leadership is representative of most voters in the party; 60 percent say a change is needed at the top. Eleven percent are undecided,” the report said.

The results are from a survey June 22-25 with a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

In further bad news for the Democrats, just 11 percent of Democrats said in late April that their party’s efforts to oppose President Trump during his first 100 days in office were successful.

“Voters in most demographic categories see a need for new leadership in both parties but say the need is even stronger for Democrats. Men feel more strongly than women that both parties need a change. The age and race of a voter doesn’t make much of a difference when it comes to perceptions of the current Democratic leadership, but middle-aged voters are the strongest believers that a change is needed in the GOP,” the report said.

“Fifty percent (50%) of voters who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing view the current leadership of the GOP as representative of most Republicans. Among voters who Strongly Disapprove of the president’s job performance, 55 percent say Democrats need to find new leaders.”

Among the other observations from Rasmussen:

  • Fifty-nine percent say America is a more divided nation after Trump’s first few months in office.
  • Failed Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was the first choice of Democrats to run against Trump in 2020, with twice-failed Hillary Clinton in second.
  • Pelosi consistently has been the most unpopular congressional leader in regular surveying.
  • Voters are more likely to believe Trump has a plan for where he wants to take the nation than either of the major national political parties.

The results were not a surprise for anyone who has been watching the Democrats in the months since Clinton devastated the party by failing to defeat Trump in the 2016 election.

Columnist Ellen Ratner wrote: “We have seen a lot of rumors about the possible forced retirement of Nancy Pelosi after the spectacular loss of Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th special congressional election last week. He lost to Republican Karen Handel, 48.1 percent to her 51.9 percent.

“Much has been made about her retiring. I am one who likes her but believes her time has come to leave. As John F. Kennedy said in 1961 at his inauguration, ‘[T]he torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.'”

Buchanan wondered where the Democratic Party was going.

“Prediction: Democrats will not go into the 2018 congressional elections with San Fran Nan as the party’s face and future. No way. As President Kennedy said, ‘Sometimes party loyalty asks too much,'” he wrote.

“Hillary Clinton’s defeat, followed by losses in four straight special elections, portend a passing of the guard in the Democratic Party.”

Commentator Mason Weaver wrote that the Democrats are losing elections, supporters, donors “and they have no message.”

“In a few more election cycles, the Democratic Party will cease to be a national party. They will become the sludge at the bottom of the drained swamp. They only have big socialist donors, no upcoming groomed candidates, and their constituents are more frustrated with the Russian probe than are Republicans. The current Democratic Party is propped up by the media, focused on their own personal wealth and trying to feed the dinosaur of progressivism that has been dead for 50 years,” he wrote.

Columnist David Limbaugh wrote. “For all the talk about President Donald Trump’s being in trouble, the Democratic Party is on the ropes. Democrats are in the minority in the federal and state legislative branches, and they’ve now sustained five consecutive losses in special House elections.”

He said the Democrats’ “problem is that they are intellectually and morally bankrupt, as I argued in my 2006 book, ‘Bankrupt.'”

“It’s not that they don’t have policy ideas. It’s that their ideas don’t work, so they just attack and demonize Republicans. Though Trump is often a convenient target, they would (and did) crucify any Republican president in office. And despite the leftward cultural shift of the nation and their virtual monopoly on academia, the mainstream media and Hollywood, their polices are not that popular with the American people, so they can’t afford to be completely honest about them.”

Radio talk host Rush Limbaugh said the party’s already gone.

“You have no idea the degree to which the media and the Democratic Party are destroyed today. I’m talking about how they feel … which is complete and utter defeat, frustration and devastation, and they have no answers,” he said just hours after Republican Karen Handel was a multiple percentage point winner over defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special congressional election in Georgia.

“The dirty little secret is the media and the Democratic Party is turning off average Americans. They are not persuading, they are not convincing people Trump is a reprobate,” he continued. “They do not know how to beat Donald Trump. They are depressed and despondent.

“It is funereal. The look on their faces. Utter despondency,” he said. “They’re empty. They literally have nothing that is new or relevant to our times. They’re so far out of the zeitgeist, they’ve got nothing to do but chase this mythical Russians stole the election from them. That Hillary should be in the White House. That they should be controlling the House. And this why the people that vote for them are so despondent and now engaging in continuing unbalanced, insane behavior.”

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