A CAUTIONARY POLL
A new survey offers evidence that the Democratic Party has some work to do, at least as far as effective political branding and image-making goes.
A new CBS News poll of close to 6,000 registered U.S. voters finds that 45 percent of U.S. voters say there isn’t “a leader” of the Democratic Party at the moment; 51 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of independents and 34 percent of Democrats agree with this.
This trend is not particularly helpful in an election year.
Respondents were divided over who led the party, with near equal percentages citing Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Only 7 percent overall said the Democratic leader is Hillary Clinton and 4 percent overall said the leader was simply “someone else.”