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MSNBC’s Susan Del Percio stunned by negative Biden poll

MSNBC Political Analyst Susan Del Percio poll suggests more than 50% of independents are thinking about the president Joe Biden as a greater threat to democracy than the former president Donald Trump “shocking” as she struggled to explain the result.

A PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist survey released last week found voters were divided on the question of the threat to democracy. Overall, 46% said a second Biden term would “weaken” democracy, while 48% said the same about Trump returning to the White House.

Wednesday, MSNBC Ana Cabrera pointed out that the poll found that among independents, 53% think Biden will weaken democracy, while only 42% think the same about Trump. Much of Trump and Biden’s likeability in the polls depends on their allegiance to a political party, leaving 2024 likely decided by independents, especially those living in critical states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

Del Percio, a Republican strategist, was asked what she thought of the independent results, and she couldn’t explain whether it wasn’t an “aberration” situation.

“Honestly, I find it shocking. I can’t understand this number. I wish I could do it,” she said. “I wish I could get a really good look at it, but I don’t know if it’s an outlier or not because the other independent numbers are trending in the right direction. So maybe that’s it.

The recent poll also revealed a general lack of public interest in

Trump’s secret trial in Manhattan, where he faces more than 30 counts. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that he falsified business records to conceal an alleged affair. The PBS survey found that more than 50% of respondents are not following the trial much or at all, while 45% say they are paying at least some attention.

Del Percio argued that the fact that the trial is not televised could prevent it from having too negative an impact on him among voters in general.

“This trial is not on television. You do a great job reporting what’s happening, but if there aren’t those images coming out of the courthouse, people feel like they know this story,” she said. “We’ve been hearing about this for a long time.”

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