May 19, 2009

Whither the Democrat triumvirate?

Strike one, strike two...Weren't these people the new power consortium in Washington D.C.? Whither, or wither, the Democrat triumvirate? Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are doing their best shrinking violet acts right now.

Congressional House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's popularity ratings have nose-dived since her hissy fit with the CIA. According to;

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released this afternoon found that the approval of how Pelosi is doing her job as speaker has dropped from 51 percent in January to 46 percent in March to 39 percent now.

In the new survey, conducted Thursday through Sunday while Pelosi was embroiled in controversy over how much she was told about waterboarding of terrorist suspects, 48 percent of respondents said they disapproved of her performance.

In a news conference on Thursday, she said she had been misled by the CIA -- an accusation that prompted officials of both parties to defend the spy agency and that provoked some angry Republicans to say she should put up proof or shut up and apologize.

Meanwhile Harry Reid, as reported in Review Journal, would be sunk if his re-election bid were being waged today;

About a third of the state's voters would re-elect Reid if the 2010 election were held today, according to the poll, but 45 percent say they would definitely vote to replace him. Seventeen percent would consider another candidate.

The findings are echoed by another poll question about Reid's popularity that finds the four-term incumbent to be a polarizing figure in his home state.

Half of Nevada voters had an unfavorable view of Reid, while 38 percent had a favorable view and 11 percent a neutral opinion.

Where does that leave President Obama? According to Gallup, still sitting pretty at 64%. And is he happy to be okay at the expense of his 'friends'? Maybe so.

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