House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorability rating is two points higher than Donald Trump’s approval rating in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
Pelosi’s favorability rating is 42 percent, while Trump’s approval rating is 40 percent. She pulled in an eight-point jump following the government shutdown, during which she stood her ground against wall funding.
If there is a political winner to come out of the most recent shutdown, the poll suggests it is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Her favorability ratings have risen 8 points since December, buoyed by a 22-point rise in favorability among liberal Democrats (from 65% favorable in December to 87% favorable now).
Neither Trump nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have seen meaningful growth on this measure over the same time frame.
Pelosi’s 42% favorable rating (47% see her unfavorably) is her best result on this question in CNN polling since April of 2007. Source: CNN
Trump’s approval rating is 40 percent with a disapproval rating at 55 percent.
But most still disapprove of the President’s work on the issue (54% disapprove) and the public is largely opposed to Trump’s proposed paths forward on the wall he pledged to build along the southern border between the United States and Mexico.
Two-thirds say he should not declare a national emergency in order to build the wall (66% should not vs. 31% should), and 57% say they would oppose another partial government shutdown over wall funding.