House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other congressional Democratic leaders will come by the White House tomorrow to meet with President Obama one last time before Congress breaks for recess, a White House official told ABC News.
It is the last visit top House and Senate Democrats will make before the mid-term elections that could change the leaders’ status significantly. Reid is vulnerable in his re-election efforts and Republicans are likely to re-capture the House, thus leading to a Pelosi demotion, if not resignation – should Democrats lose control of the House they may seek a new leader.
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had Pelosi with a high 50% unfavorability rating, worse than any other politician or political group polled, tied only in unfavorability with BP. The poll also proposed a number of political scenarios for the post-mid-term landscape and asked which ones respondents found acceptable and unacceptable; 51% of those polled found unacceptable the prospect of Pelosi remaining Speaker.
Nevada polls indicated that Reid is locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Sharron Angle.
Topics for tomorrow’s meeting will likely include politics and discussions of what legislation Congress will address during the lame duck session after the midterms, such as the Bush tax cuts — set to expire at the end of the year.