Americans remain divided between McCain and Obama, despite polls indicating America's dissatisfaction with the Republican Party as well as with Bush, currently one of the least popular presidents in history. Pelosi remains confident that Obama is ahead because new voters will be coming out on Election Day, ones that haven't yet been counted in the latest polls.
"Barack Obama is ahead in the states, by and large, that he needs to be ahead in. These polls are polls of what are called likely voters. Likely voters are people who have voted in the last two elections," she said. "Millions more people attracted by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and some of the other people to the political process who know we need change in our country. They will be voting and many people who haven't voted in a while will be voting again. Who voted in the last election is one measure, as long as Barack Obama is even or ahead in that number, I'm confidant in what the new voters will add to his count."
Although the Democratic Party rejected Clinton this year, Pelosi said she hopes future women leaders are inspired by her journey, and that of Pelosi herself.
"People said to me, 'How did you go from housewife to House speaker, from the kitchen to the Congress?' Rather than respond to it over and over again, I wrote it down [in the book 'Know Your Power.'] I also wrote it as a message to America's daughters, so they would feel comfortable and have the confidence to come forward and to be part of the political and governmental affairs of our country. As I've said, nothing is more wholesome that increased participation by women in the political process."
Despite the disappointment felt by some Clinton supporters, Pelosi said it's an exciting time for Democrats.
"To nominate a woman to be president of the U.S. or to nominate an African-American to be president of the U.S., it's quite remarkable and says a great deal about our country and certainly about the Democratic Party," Pelosi said.