Frank Luntz: Pelosi is So Unpopular, The GOP Could Keep Its Majority If They Vote on Their Next Speaker
On Thursday night, pollster Frank Luntz expressed a bit optimism for the GOP ahead of the 2018 midterm.
Laura Ingraham invited Luntz on her show to talk about CNN’s Town Hall featuring House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), which she called a “flop” both substantively and in terms of the ratings. Pelosi was grilled on numerous subjects by voters like her “crumbs” remarks about the GOP tax bill, the age of Democratic leadership, and the lack of evidence in the Russia investigation.
And when asked how things stand today, Luntz offered up some good news for Republicans… and suggested they have Pelosi to partially thank.
“Well, I’ve been tracking this on a weekly basis going back now for a year and a half and these are the best numbers that the GOP has had in the last year,” Luntz told Ingraham. “One of the reasons is that women, working women, women with children, have begun to leave the Democratic Party. It’s not that they are pro-Republican, but what they see among the Democrats is the same kind of negativity that turned them off in previous elections.”
Luntz then explained how Pelosi being “the least popular credible figure” in the Democratic Party could help Republicans come November.
“Quite frankly, if Republicans could find some way to engineer a vote over who would be Speaker of the House in January 2019, if they could engineer that vote, I would be prepared to say right now that the Republicans would keep the majority because there are so many people out there- swing voters who do not want Pelosi as Speaker, that one action would make a difference,” Luntz said.
He did warn Republicans though that Democrats are still more motivated to turn out in November, but if they can energize their own base by voting on the person who would serve as the alternative to a Speaker Pelosi, they could “keep the majority.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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