Nancy Pelosi says crime and inflation are not major issues for voters
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On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi proved that she doesn’t care about the concerns of millions of American voters, saying “rising inflation and crime” are not the most important issues facing the nation.
“Let’s talk about rising inflation concerns, along with crime. It’s giving new momentum to Republicans,” said MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell. “You and the President have done so much, so why is this message not getting through?”
Pelosi first addressed the recent New York Times poll that showed that 70% of voters cited the economy and other issues as major concerns.
The New York Times reports that the poll shows that 49 percent of likely voters said they planned to vote for a Republican to represent them in Congress on Nov. 8, compared with 45 percent who planned to vote for a Democrat.
The Time found that while many believed that “Democracy was in peril but saving it was not a priority.”
Pelosi dismisses the poll, starting, “Well, first of all, let me say that I think that much of what you’ve said I don’t agree with, that is to say ‘The New York Times’ poll, I think is an outlier poll, you just say one poll, but all the other polls.”
Mitchel was quick to point to other polls that are beginning to show the same indicators.
“It’s also — the ‘RealClearPolitics’ average is showing similar issues.”
“No — but these — but that was one that brought down the average, and it was an outlier. It wasn’t even that big a sample. So I — I dismissed that. I have been — since Congress adjourned, I’ve been in an average of five states a week. And I can tell you that women’s concerns about their freedom are very, very much still very significant in terms of how they will vote,” Pelosi countered.
She added, “In fact, 80 percent of people who care about a woman’s right to choose, say they will vote — they will determine who they vote for. So again, Washington has always been, ‘Oh, look, Republicans are going to win there’s no question,’ for a year and a half. Now that that has diminished in terms of that certainty and there is a real race on the Republicans are pouring endless money, dark, undisclosed special interest money into the campaigns, but we’re holding our own. It’s a matter of who turns out to vote.”
Watch clip above via MSNBC