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“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,” says a new Ras­mussen Re­ports sur­vey, which finds that 58 per­cent of all likely Demo­cratic vot­ers say the party needs new blood.

Less than a third — 31 per­cent — be­lieve the cur­rent na­tional lead­er­ship of their party is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of most Democrats.

Among all likely U.S. vot­ers, 64 per­cent ad­vises the Democrats to get them­selves a new crop of lead­ers, while only 23 per­cent feels the Demo­cratic lead­er­ship is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the party’s voter base.

It’s a cau­tion­ary tale for Repub­li­cans as well. The party con­stantly has fended off ac­cu­sa­tions from par­ti­san ri­vals that there is divi­sion and dis­cord within the GOP ranks. So?

Among likely Re­pub­li­can vot­ers them­selves, 45 per­cent say their party needs new lead­ers — and a wor­ri­some 60 per­cent of all vot­ers agrees — not a good sign. An­other 48 per­cent of the GOP vot­ers, at least, say their party’s lead­er­ship is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of most Repub­li­cans; only 30 per­cent of all vot­ers agree.


A new poll finds that Democrats are seek­ing younger and newer lead­er­ship over the long ten­ure of House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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