Q: Nancy Pelosi has said she'll stay on as Democratic leader in the House after the midterms. How do you think her decision will affect her caucus?

Democrats (80)

Nancy Pelosi plans to stay on as the House's top Democrat. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)It is good news for House Democrats: 26%It is bad news for House Democrats: 26%It won't make a difference: 48%

It is good news for House Democrats

"She's a solid leader, fundraiser, and attack dog. That's what we need in a leader, especially in the House minority."

"Say what you will, she is the best defense against a disciplined Republican Party."

"No one raises money like NP."

"It keeps Dems' eyes on the elections, rather than preparing for a leadership race."

It is bad news for House Democrats

"We need new legislative leaders on both sides. Time to set the reset button, and that starts with Pelosi, Boehner, Reid, and McConnell going."

"Voters think Congress is broken, and she is, unfairly but truly, a poster child for the dysfunction."

"She's led us into the desert. We need someone else to lead us out."

"Nancy has been great, and we have made history together. But it is time for her to make room for new leaders. Our bench is warmed up and ready to play. It's time to let them!"

It won't make a difference

"Playbook is set anyway until next round of redistricting in 2020, unfortunately for Democrats."

"What's the alternative?"

"The House Dems will probably be out of power until they can gain some traction in redistricting in 2020. Only a tidal-wave victory in 2016 could change the dynamic."

Q: Nancy Pelosi has said she'll stay on as Democratic leader in the House after the midterms. How do you think her decision will affect her caucus?

Republicans (81)

It is good news for House Democrats: 4% It is bad news for House Democrats: 62% It won't make a difference: 34%

It is good news for House Democrats

"But bad for the country. She is a terrific fundraiser and keeps her party in line, but compromise to her means you agree with her position."

It is bad news for House Democrats

"She has outlived her usefulness for them. Another loss probably means her fundraising prowess will slip."

"Pelosi is toxic to all but hard-core Democrats."

"[Steny] Hoyer is by far their best bet. She is already branded, and it's not good."

"You can't fire all the players, so fire the coach."

"If Pelosi stays, the Dem voice in House will stay irrelevant. With someone like Hoyer, there'd be more of a chance they could contribute to some bipartisan bills."

"Reid is the central brain-bug behind his caucus's majority. Contrast to Pelosi, who is an easy target, a millstone for her members, preparing to lose for a third time."

"With Reid, she is the face of all [that] people find disgusting about congressional Democrats. Note to D's: Please, please keep her as your leader."

It won't make a difference

"Democrats are doomed to minority status as long as Obama is president. Pelosi is a minor train wreck, but there's no Democrat who could do much better."

"In 2006, her prickly, unpleasant personality counted. Being in the minority, she is a nonfactor to most voters."

"As minority leader she's mostly been irrelevant. Another two years in the minority won't change that. And with Obama to kick around, why would Republicans bother with her?"

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Democratic Political Insiders  Jill Alper, John Anzalone, Brad Bannon, Dave Beattie, Andy Bechhoefer, Cornell Belcher, Matt Bennett, Mitchell W. Berger, Mike Berman, Stephanie Bosh, Paul Brathwaite, Donna Brazile, Mark Brewer, Ed Bruley, George Bruno, Bonnie Campbell, Bill Carrick, Guy Cecil, Martin J. Chavez, Tony Coelho, Larry Cohen, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Danielson, Peter Daou, Howard Dean, Scott DeFife, Jim Demers, Tad Devine, David Di Martino, Debbie Dingell, Monica Dixon, Patrick Dorton, Pat Dujakovich, Anita Dunn, Jeff Eller, Steve Elmendorf, Carter Eskew, Vic Fazio, Peter Fenn, Scott Ferson, Jim Fleischmann, Tina Flournoy, Don Foley, Jeffrey Forbes, Vincent Frillici, Gina Glantz, Niles Godes, John Michael Gonzalez, Joe Grandmaison, Anna Greenberg, Stan Greenberg, Pat Griffin, Larry Grisolano, Michael Gronstal, Lisa Grove, Marcia Hale, Jill Hanauer, Dick Harpootlian, Paul Harstad, Laura Hartigan, Doug Hattaway, Mike Henry, Karen Hicks, Leo Hindery Jr., Harold Ickes, Marcus Jadotte, John Jameson, Steve Jarding, Jonathon Jones, Jim Jordan, Gale Kaufman, Lisa Kountoupes, Celinda Lake, David Lang, Penny Lee, Chris Lehane, Jeff Link, Bob Maloney, Jim Manley, Steve Marchand, Jim Margolis, Paul Maslin, Keith Mason, Susan McCue, Gerald McEntee, Steve McMahon, Tom McMahon, Phil McNamara, David Medina, Michael Meehan, Mark Mellman, John Merrigan, Michael Monroe, Steve Murphy, Janet Napolitano, David Nassar, Marcia Nichols, John Norris, Tom Ochs, Tom O'Donnell, Jeffrey Peck, Debora Pignatelli, Tony Podesta, Jefrey Pollock, Jack Quinn, Larry Rasky, Mame Reiley, Ed Rendell, Steve Ricchetti, Will Robinson, Steve Rosenthal, David Rudd, Ryan Rudominer, John Ryan, Michael Sargeant, Stephanie Schriock, Terry Shumaker, Sean Sinclair, Phil Singer, Erik Smith, Doug Sosnik, Greg Speed, Darry Sragow, Ken Strasma, Doug Thornell, Jeffrey Trammell, Ed Turlington, Rick Wiener, James Williams, JoDee Winterhof, Brian Wolff, Jon Youngdahl, and Jim Zogby.

GOP Political Insiders  Dan Allen, Stan Anderson, Gary Andres, Saulius (Saul) Anuzis, Rich Ashooh, Whit Ayres, Brett Bader, Mitch Bainwol, Brian Baker, Gary Bauer, David Beckwith, Paul Bennecke, Clark Benson, Wayne Berman, Brian Bieron, Charlie Black, Kirk Blalock, Carmine Boal, Jeff Boeyink, Ron Bonjean, Jeff Buley, Luke Byars, Nick Calio, Al Cardenas, Danny Carroll, Alex Castellanos, Ron Christie, Jim Cicconi, Jonathan Collegio, Rob Collins, Cesar Conda, Jake Corman, Scott Cottington, Jay Cranford, Greg Crist, Diane Crookham-Johnson, Fergus Cullen, Tom Davis, Mike Dennehy, Ken Duberstein, Debi Durham, Sara Fagen, Frank Fahrenkopf, John Feehery, Don Fierce, Mindy Finn, Carl Forti, Alex Gage, Bruce A. Gates, Sam Geduldig, Adam Geller, Benjamin Ginsberg, David Girard-diCarlo, Bill Greener, Jonathan Grella, Lanny Griffith, Janet Mullins Grissom, Doug Gross, Todd Harris, Steve Hart, Christopher Healy, Ralph Hellmann, Chris Henick, Terry Holt, David Iannelli, Ed Ingle, Jim Innocenzi, Clark Judge, David Keating, David Kensinger, Bob Kjellander, Ed Kutler, Chris LaCivita, Jim Lake, Steven Law, Steve Lombardo, Kevin Madden, Joel Maiola, Gary Maloney, David Marin, Mary Matalin, Dan Mattoon, Brian McCormack, Mark McKinnon, Kyle McSlarrow, Ken Mehlman, Jim Merrill, Lisa Camooso Miller, Tim Morrison, Mike Murphy, Phil Musser, Ron Nehring, Terry Nelson, Neil Newhouse, David Norcross, Ziad Ojakli, Jack Oliver, Todd Olsen, Kevin O'Neill, Connie Partoyan, Billy Piper, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, David Rehr, Tom Reynolds, Steve Roberts, Jason Roe, David Roederer, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Brent Seaborn, Rick Shelby, Andrew Shore, Kevin Shuvalov, Don Sipple, Ken Spain, Fred Steeper, Bob Stevenson, Terry Sullivan, David Tamasi, Eric Tanenblatt, Richard Temple, Heath Thompson, Jay Timmons, Warren Tompkins, Ted Van Der Meid, Dirk van Dongen, Jan van Lohuizen, Stewart Verdery, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Lezlee Westine, Dave Winston, Ginny Wolfe, Fred Wszolek, and Matthew Zablud.

Q: Nancy Pelosi has said she'll stay on as Democratic leader in the House after the midterms. How do you think her decision will affect her caucus?

Democrats (80)

Nancy Pelosi plans to stay on as the House's top Democrat. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)It is good news for House Democrats: 26%It is bad news for House Democrats: 26%It won't make a difference: 48%

It is good news for House Democrats

"She's a solid leader, fundraiser, and attack dog. That's what we need in a leader, especially in the House minority."

"Say what you will, she is the best defense against a disciplined Republican Party."

"No one raises money like NP."

"It keeps Dems' eyes on the elections, rather than preparing for a leadership race."

It is bad news for House Democrats

"We need new legislative leaders on both sides. Time to set the reset button, and that starts with Pelosi, Boehner, Reid, and McConnell going."

"Voters think Congress is broken, and she is, unfairly but truly, a poster child for the dysfunction."

"She's led us into the desert. We need someone else to lead us out."

"Nancy has been great, and we have made history together. But it is time for her to make room for new leaders. Our bench is warmed up and ready to play. It's time to let them!"

It won't make a difference

"Playbook is set anyway until next round of redistricting in 2020, unfortunately for Democrats."

"What's the alternative?"

"The House Dems will probably be out of power until they can gain some traction in redistricting in 2020. Only a tidal-wave victory in 2016 could change the dynamic."

Q: Nancy Pelosi has said she'll stay on as Democratic leader in the House after the midterms. How do you think her decision will affect her caucus?

Republicans (81)

It is good news for House Democrats: 4% It is bad news for House Democrats: 62% It won't make a difference: 34%

It is good news for House Democrats

"But bad for the country. She is a terrific fundraiser and keeps her party in line, but compromise to her means you agree with her position."

It is bad news for House Democrats

"She has outlived her usefulness for them. Another loss probably means her fundraising prowess will slip."

"Pelosi is toxic to all but hard-core Democrats."

"[Steny] Hoyer is by far their best bet. She is already branded, and it's not good."

"You can't fire all the players, so fire the coach."

"If Pelosi stays, the Dem voice in House will stay irrelevant. With someone like Hoyer, there'd be more of a chance they could contribute to some bipartisan bills."

"Reid is the central brain-bug behind his caucus's majority. Contrast to Pelosi, who is an easy target, a millstone for her members, preparing to lose for a third time."

"With Reid, she is the face of all [that] people find disgusting about congressional Democrats. Note to D's: Please, please keep her as your leader."

It won't make a difference

"Democrats are doomed to minority status as long as Obama is president. Pelosi is a minor train wreck, but there's no Democrat who could do much better."

"In 2006, her prickly, unpleasant personality counted. Being in the minority, she is a nonfactor to most voters."

"As minority leader she's mostly been irrelevant. Another two years in the minority won't change that. And with Obama to kick around, why would Republicans bother with her?"

. . . . . . . . . . . .

Democratic Political Insiders  Jill Alper, John Anzalone, Brad Bannon, Dave Beattie, Andy Bechhoefer, Cornell Belcher, Matt Bennett, Mitchell W. Berger, Mike Berman, Stephanie Bosh, Paul Brathwaite, Donna Brazile, Mark Brewer, Ed Bruley, George Bruno, Bonnie Campbell, Bill Carrick, Guy Cecil, Martin J. Chavez, Tony Coelho, Larry Cohen, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Danielson, Peter Daou, Howard Dean, Scott DeFife, Jim Demers, Tad Devine, David Di Martino, Debbie Dingell, Monica Dixon, Patrick Dorton, Pat Dujakovich, Anita Dunn, Jeff Eller, Steve Elmendorf, Carter Eskew, Vic Fazio, Peter Fenn, Scott Ferson, Jim Fleischmann, Tina Flournoy, Don Foley, Jeffrey Forbes, Vincent Frillici, Gina Glantz, Niles Godes, John Michael Gonzalez, Joe Grandmaison, Anna Greenberg, Stan Greenberg, Pat Griffin, Larry Grisolano, Michael Gronstal, Lisa Grove, Marcia Hale, Jill Hanauer, Dick Harpootlian, Paul Harstad, Laura Hartigan, Doug Hattaway, Mike Henry, Karen Hicks, Leo Hindery Jr., Harold Ickes, Marcus Jadotte, John Jameson, Steve Jarding, Jonathon Jones, Jim Jordan, Gale Kaufman, Lisa Kountoupes, Celinda Lake, David Lang, Penny Lee, Chris Lehane, Jeff Link, Bob Maloney, Jim Manley, Steve Marchand, Jim Margolis, Paul Maslin, Keith Mason, Susan McCue, Gerald McEntee, Steve McMahon, Tom McMahon, Phil McNamara, David Medina, Michael Meehan, Mark Mellman, John Merrigan, Michael Monroe, Steve Murphy, Janet Napolitano, David Nassar, Marcia Nichols, John Norris, Tom Ochs, Tom O'Donnell, Jeffrey Peck, Debora Pignatelli, Tony Podesta, Jefrey Pollock, Jack Quinn, Larry Rasky, Mame Reiley, Ed Rendell, Steve Ricchetti, Will Robinson, Steve Rosenthal, David Rudd, Ryan Rudominer, John Ryan, Michael Sargeant, Stephanie Schriock, Terry Shumaker, Sean Sinclair, Phil Singer, Erik Smith, Doug Sosnik, Greg Speed, Darry Sragow, Ken Strasma, Doug Thornell, Jeffrey Trammell, Ed Turlington, Rick Wiener, James Williams, JoDee Winterhof, Brian Wolff, Jon Youngdahl, and Jim Zogby.

GOP Political Insiders  Dan Allen, Stan Anderson, Gary Andres, Saulius (Saul) Anuzis, Rich Ashooh, Whit Ayres, Brett Bader, Mitch Bainwol, Brian Baker, Gary Bauer, David Beckwith, Paul Bennecke, Clark Benson, Wayne Berman, Brian Bieron, Charlie Black, Kirk Blalock, Carmine Boal, Jeff Boeyink, Ron Bonjean, Jeff Buley, Luke Byars, Nick Calio, Al Cardenas, Danny Carroll, Alex Castellanos, Ron Christie, Jim Cicconi, Jonathan Collegio, Rob Collins, Cesar Conda, Jake Corman, Scott Cottington, Jay Cranford, Greg Crist, Diane Crookham-Johnson, Fergus Cullen, Tom Davis, Mike Dennehy, Ken Duberstein, Debi Durham, Sara Fagen, Frank Fahrenkopf, John Feehery, Don Fierce, Mindy Finn, Carl Forti, Alex Gage, Bruce A. Gates, Sam Geduldig, Adam Geller, Benjamin Ginsberg, David Girard-diCarlo, Bill Greener, Jonathan Grella, Lanny Griffith, Janet Mullins Grissom, Doug Gross, Todd Harris, Steve Hart, Christopher Healy, Ralph Hellmann, Chris Henick, Terry Holt, David Iannelli, Ed Ingle, Jim Innocenzi, Clark Judge, David Keating, David Kensinger, Bob Kjellander, Ed Kutler, Chris LaCivita, Jim Lake, Steven Law, Steve Lombardo, Kevin Madden, Joel Maiola, Gary Maloney, David Marin, Mary Matalin, Dan Mattoon, Brian McCormack, Mark McKinnon, Kyle McSlarrow, Ken Mehlman, Jim Merrill, Lisa Camooso Miller, Tim Morrison, Mike Murphy, Phil Musser, Ron Nehring, Terry Nelson, Neil Newhouse, David Norcross, Ziad Ojakli, Jack Oliver, Todd Olsen, Kevin O'Neill, Connie Partoyan, Billy Piper, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, David Rehr, Tom Reynolds, Steve Roberts, Jason Roe, David Roederer, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Brent Seaborn, Rick Shelby, Andrew Shore, Kevin Shuvalov, Don Sipple, Ken Spain, Fred Steeper, Bob Stevenson, Terry Sullivan, David Tamasi, Eric Tanenblatt, Richard Temple, Heath Thompson, Jay Timmons, Warren Tompkins, Ted Van Der Meid, Dirk van Dongen, Jan van Lohuizen, Stewart Verdery, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Lezlee Westine, Dave Winston, Ginny Wolfe, Fred Wszolek, and Matthew Zablud.

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