The Nancy Pelosi legacy continues to haunt Democrats in Congress. Only 16% want Democratic congressional leaders to have the major voice in new policy. Surprisingly, almost as many Americans want the Tea Party to take the lead as want Prescient Obama to lead. These results are from a recent USA Today/Gallop poll.
In a survey taken Friday through Sunday, 28% say Obama should have the most influence on government policy next year while 27% say the Tea Party standard-bearers should. GOP congressional leaders are chosen by 23%, Democratic congressional leaders by 16%.
The results reflect the strength of the Tea Party movement as the GOP prepares to take control of the House of Representatives in January.