Remember how eagerly White House Chief of Staff and his friends in the media were to dub Rush Limbaugh the leader of the GOP, given a poll which showed the conservative talk show host “was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters.”
Well, a new CBS poll shows that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a favorable rating slightly below that of theÂ conservative talker.Â Limbaugh’s favorable is the same as that of the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (albeit based on a 2007 poll).
While Limbaugh’s unfavorable rating is slightly above that of the San Francisco Democrat, “more know or have an opinion about Limbaugh: 41 percent â€œDon’t knowâ€ or have â€œno opinionâ€ on Limbaugh, yet, as noted above, 47 percent offered that reply when queried to assess Pelosi.”
And this from a poll noted for favoring Democrats.
Given that Pelosi’s Democrats colleagues elected her to a position of leadership, an honor Limbaugh does not enjoy, it’s time that Republicans adopt the Begala-Emanuel-Carville strategy and tie all Democrats to the House Speaker.Â After all, the next national elections coming up are congressional ones, and all House Democrats did indeed vote for Mrs. Pelosi.
UPDATE:Â I don’t think this will help encourage Mrs. Pelosi’s popularity, Pelosi says enforcing immigration laws is â€œun-Americanâ€