MSNBC Host Andrea Mitchell’s Greatest Fear During Pandemic? Trump’s Rising Poll Numbers
During her 12:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell revealed her greatest fear amid the coronavirus pandemic – Donald Trump’s approval ratings going up. She fretted over likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden “having difficulty” getting his message out during the crisis and support for the President “skyrocketing.”
Turning to former Obama administration official Jim Messina, Mitchell anxiously noted: “There is politics involved. We’ve heard very little from, for instance, the more likely, most likely nominee of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden. He’s having difficulty getting – projecting through this crisis as the campaign goes totally on hold,” according to RS.
Andrea Mitchell: “There’s politics involved. We’ve heard very little, for instance, from the more likely, most likely nominee of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden. He’s having difficulty getting — projecting through this crisis as the campaign goes totally on hold. And we’re also seeing some polls indicating the President’s approval ratings among Democrats and independents skyrocketing to their highest levels yet. Some 60% approval rating for the way he’s handling this crisis as he continues to hold these briefings. The briefings are working for the President. No matter what he says, people seem to be seeing him as a leader, at least more people do.”
Jim Messina: “Yeah. As you know, Andrea, you and I share a healthy skepticism on public polling. I think what polling shows right now is not going to be what happens. The problem President Trump has is he’s made a bunch of promises that have turned out to be wrong on this virus.”