Republican President Donald Trump is "far more liked" than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) among all Americans, according to KNTV-TV.
Such a declaration might not be a huge shock, except that KNTV is NBC's affiliate in San Francisco — otherwise known as Pelosi's home turf.
What else did the segment cover?
Anchor and reporter Scott McGrew noted Pelosi's intention to run for House Speaker if the Democrats win a majority of seats in the midterm elections — but he added that such a move "may not be good news for Democrats" during the Tuesday broadcast, the Washington Free Beacon said.
"Republicans use Pelosi as a cudgel in their ads to convince people not to vote for Democrats, and they're not wrong," McGrew continued. "We might like Nancy Pelosi in the Bay Area, but America doesn't."
McGrew then brought up an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that noted organizations and individuals who are more popular than Pelosi.
"Things that are more popular than Nancy Pelosi … include the NRA, current [House] Speaker Paul Ryan [R-Wis.], even Donald Trump," McGrew said. "Among all Americans, Donald Trump is far more liked than Nancy Pelosi."
Here's the clip:
What did a Democratic strategist say about the Pelosi factor in regard to the midterms?
Democratic strategist Joel Benenson told MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Wednesday that Pelosi "is not going to be the issue in this campaign going forward."
Benenson instead turned the spotlight on Republicans' performance all across the electoral spectrum as enough of a reason voters have to support Democrats in November.
What's been going on with Pelosi of late?
- A Georgetown University student confronted Pelosi in late April about her infamous “crumbs” comments in reference to the Republican tax cuts — and Pelosi simply doubled down on her claim.
- Pelosi was rebuked after penning an email for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee claiming special counsel Robert Mueller had been fired — he wasn't.
- She gave an eight-hour speech on the House floor in February in protest of a budget deal that didn’t include protections for illegal immigrants — and some on the left criticized her for being all talk with no action.
(H/T: The American Mirror)