San Francisco voters weigh Nancy Pelosi’s style and substance, split priorities as midterms approach

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s experience as the leading House Democrat has benefited San Franciscans, but some criticized her long tenure in Washington as they shared what priorities drove their election decisions ahead of November’s midterm elections.

“Nancy Pelosi is definitely working for the people,” Susan, a San Francisco resident, told Fox News. “She is an incredible public servant and has dedicated her life to public service.”

Joe, another San Franciscan, had other thoughts: “She strikes me as overly political.”

I’m not looking for someone to make political statements,” he continued. “I’m looking for someone to make a difference.”

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi "reminds me a lot of traditional politicians," Joe, a San Francisco resident, told Fox News.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi “reminds me a lot of traditional politicians,” Joe, a San Francisco resident, told Fox News.
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Pelosi has led House Democrats as either speaker or minority leader for 20 years, prompting some lawmakers to question whether she will step down if her party loses control of the lower chamber in November. The latest Fox News Power Rankings predict that Republicans could be looking at a 13-seat majority in the House (231 seats total), leaving Democrats with a 14-seat deficit (204 seats).

Pelosi “reminds me a lot of traditional politicians who are good at giving speeches but not necessarily good at making sure policy is implemented to help the people,” Joe said. “So I’m going to err on the side of somebody who might want a new bid.”

Harold, a San Francisco resident, said, “Pelosi is one of those elite people who is not the best person for the Democratic Party.”

Keith agreed.

“Nancy Pelosi, I think she just lies about everything,” he said. “She’s just completely out of touch with everything she’s talking about.”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has represented San Francisco for 35 years.  Some voters still support the congresswoman, but others feel she is prioritizing policy over politics.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has represented San Francisco for 35 years. Some voters still support the congresswoman, but others feel she is prioritizing policy over politics.
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Despite split support for Pelosi among San Franciscans, locals largely agreed on similar voting priorities for the upcoming midterms. The economy, keeping Republicans out of power and abortion were all among the issues they shared with Fox News.

A San Francisco native, Chris told Fox News that the economy is what will bring him out to vote.

“Rent has gone up, food prices have gone up,” he said. “I’m affected in the same way as everyone else.”

Some San Francisco residents said protecting democracy was their top priority.

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Katherine said the fight against fascism and authoritarianism are her top priorities.

Katherine said the fight against fascism and authoritarianism are her top priorities.
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“Democracy is at stake,” Susan said. “Voting rights, abortion rights, all of these rights are at stake now, and we need to get out and vote.”

Katherine told Fox News: “The lack of democracy that has begun, especially within the Republican Party, needs to be pushed back against along with fascism and authoritarianism.”

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John, who has lived in San Francisco for many years, said he voted to keep “the right-wing lunatics and MAGA people from getting seats in the House and Senate.”

Others prioritized access to abortion.

“I think women have a right to choose,” Joe said. “I feel that anyone who is in favor of abortion rights or women’s rights would be a candidate that I would support.”

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