Pelosi: ‘Absolutely no intention’ of letting Democrats lose House majority

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she is confident Democrats will maintain their majority in the lower house in November, despite internal challenges facing the party that show a drop in voter confidence. in his leadership before the midterm elections.

Ms. Pelosi acknowledged that inflation, high gasoline prices and a continuing shortage of baby formula are problems facing her party, but insisted they would not lead to defeat at the polls.

“I have absolutely no intention of the Democrats not winning the House in November,” Pelosi told reporters, defending President Biden as a “great” president. “…I don’t know about polling, but I do know about winning races one district at a time.”

The California Democrat noted that her party helped pass two bills Wednesday that would address baby formula shortages across the country. The speaker also said members are working on a plan to combat inflation, citing the need to pass a bill to protect the US’s competitive edge against the challenge of a rising China.

Ms. Pelosi’s comments come amid strong voter concerns about inflation and gasoline prices. A recent Morning Consult poll found that 40% of Americans said the Biden administration was “very responsible” for today’s high inflation rates.

The poll, which surveyed 2,005 registered voters from May 13 to 16, also found that 43% of Americans said Republicans would handle inflation better than Democrats, compared with 38% who said Democrats could tackle better the problem.

Republicans, who need a net gain of just five seats to retake the House, have consistently made inflation a campaign issue, linking vulnerable Democrats to rising costs.

The Morning Consult poll had a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

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