Washington, D.C. — As Democratic leaders struggle to gain ground ahead of the upcoming mid-term elections, poll numbers show Democratic leaders in the worst crisis in decades.
An Ipsos poll conducted for the Daily Beast taken between June 14-15 of responders aged 18 and over shows 19 percent of targeted participants polled indicated they had a favorable view of Kim, while just 17 percent said they had a favorable view of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi’s 29 percent favorable, 47 percent unfavorable rating was slightly better than the numbers for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who scored an overall favorability rating of 20 percent with 43 percent viewing him unfavorable.
The news comes in the wake of a series of scandals that have recently rocked the Democratic National Committee relating to the FBI’s special treatment of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz were grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Horowitz’s controversial report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s personal email server.
Horowitz’s report, released Thursday, singled out then-FBI Director James Comey for criticism, citing Comey’s alleged special treatment of Clinton who was the subject of criminal investigation.
Most significant, Horowitz found that text messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.”
The poll was taken just days after a historic meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump in which Kim agreed to the immediate denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, an issue that other administrations had battled with North Korea over for decades.