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Only 20% of Dem Staffers Believe Pelosi, Schumer Should Remain Party Leaders After Midterms

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A new poll reveals that only 20 percent of Democratic Capitol Hill staffers believe that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer should remain as leaders of the party after the 2022 midterm elections.

In a survey from Punchbowl News, senior staffers on Capitol Hill anonymously revealed that aides from both parties were open to a change in leadership.

The poll found that a whopping 62 percent of Democratic staffers said Democratic leadership should change no matter the outcome of the midterms.

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The Daily Mail reported:

Another 17 percent said Democratic leadership should only be switched if Democrats do poorly in the midterms.

And finally, 20 percent said Pelosi and Schumer should stay.

That compares to 28 percent of Republican aides who said the party’s leaders – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – should be replaced regardless of the GOP’s performance in the midterms.

Twenty-six percent of GOP staffers said McCarthy and McConnell should be replaced if the Republicans underperform.

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While 46 percent of aides surveyed said McCarthy and McConnell should stay.

Pelosi, 81, hasn’t announced whether she’ll run for another term.

Three-quarters of senior Capitol Hill aides think Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.

Punchbowl News surveyed several senior Capitol Hill aides and reported that a whopping 73 percent think Republicans will take the speaker’s gavel from Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi next November.

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Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

A top House Democrat is warning that the Republican Party is in a prime position to take back the lower chamber in the 2022 midterm elections.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick, who serves as a congressman from New York, says Democrats would lose their House majority if the midterms were held today.

Speaking with Politico, Tim Persico, executive director of the Maloney-led DCCC, shared data with incumbents showing that several House Democrats are at risk of losing their seats to Republican challengers.

“We are not afraid of this data … We’re not trying to hide this,” Persico told Politico. “If [Democrats] use it, we’re going to hold the House. That’s what this data tells us, but we gotta get in action.”

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“The point is, to make sure that we’re all on the same page, that we understand the stakes. Here’s the good news: Everything we are doing and everything we’ve talked about doing is incredibly popular,” he added.

Democrats are facing serious headwinds going into next year.

Three-quarters of senior Capitol Hill aides think Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2021 midterm elections.

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And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.

Donald Trump recently said it would be an “interesting” idea for him to run for a Florida seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.

Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy also predicted that Republicans are going to win back control of the House next November.

Gowdy predicted that Biden’s radical agenda will cost Democrats to lose the House next November.

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