Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has the speaker’s gavel back in her hands.
But even in winning, she didn’t have the easiest time and had to make deals to get back in because there were a contingent of Democratic lawmakers that wanted new blood.
But college students are not enamored of her.
The students’ feeling about Pelosi reveals the big divide in the Democratic Party that is going on right now.
There’s both a divide between younger members of the party and the aged leadership like Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
There’s also a policy divide as the socialists and progressives continue to drive the party further and further left.
Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform asked student at George Washington University what they thought about Pelosi.
And it wasn’t a good sign for the leadership.
“While nearly every student claimed to support the Democrat party, the number who actually supported Pelosi’s election to speaker was far fewer,” reported Campus Reform. “When asked what they thought of Rep. Pelosi, students responded with a litany of concerns.”
Barack Obama did well with college students a decade ago because of his youth and charisma. Pelosi? Not so much.
“(W)hen you look around at Democrat leadership, they’re old … I think there’s not one of them under the age of 70,” pointed out one of the students interviewed by Phillips.
That sentiment was echoed by many young people on campus, even those who identified as liberals.
“I’m not a big fan of her in general … I would like to see someone else,” said one.
“I don’t like Nancy Pelosi, I would prefer pretty much anyone else,” chimed in another.
And this isn’t good for the older Democrats looking to possibly try to become president like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and maybe even Hillary Clinton who are all close to 70 or over.
But it may spell good news for the younger folks coming up, like Kamala Harris or Beto O’Rourke.