Pelosi: Ryan Pick Makes It Easier For Democrats To Retake House
Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Candy Crowley that having Ryan on the ticket upped Democrats’ chances to win the House. “That is the day things really changed. We were on a path. I would have said to you then we were dead even. Well, the momentum is very much with us, the Medicare issue in this campaign.”
On Sunday, Pelosi said the issue was at the forefront of voters’ minds and that her party retained the upper hand.
“We have been saying there are three important issues in this campaign. And in alphabetical order, they are Medicare, Medicare, Medicare,” the California representative said.
A CNN/ORC poll taken earlier this month indicated Medicare was among the top three most important economic issues for voters, after unemployment and the federal deficit. And a New York Times survey last week showed a significant majority of voters wanted Medicare to remain unchanged, rather than shift to a system like the one Ryan has proposed.