MSNBC Panel Cannot 'Make Sense' of Poll Showing Biden Bigger Threat To Democracy

MSNBC Panel Cannot 'Make Sense' of Poll Showing Biden Bigger Threat To Democracy

An MSNBC panel expressed bewilderment over a poll showing that independent voters view President Joe Biden as a greater threat to democracy after months of Democrats and left-wing media pushing the narrative that former President Donald Trump is.

A PBS Newshour/NPR/Marist poll revealed that 53% of independent voters think a second term for Biden would “weaken America,” compared to 42% who believe Trump would further harm democracy, the Daily Caller reported.

“I find it shocking, honestly,” MSNBC political analyst Susan Del Percio said. “I can’t make sense of that number. I wish I could. I wish I could have some really great insight to it, but I don’t know if it’s an outlier or not, because the other numbers of independents are going in the right direction. So, that may be it.”

Del Percio suggested that the media’s decision not to broadcast Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s trial on television contributed to public disinterest in the case and the perception that Biden is a bigger threat to democracy.

The poll revealed that 45% of Americans view the trial as unfair and believe it is an attempt to interfere in the 2024 presidential election. Conversely, a majority, 54%, consider the trial fair and necessary to determine if Trump violated the law.

According to the poll, a majority of those surveyed hold unfavorable views of both Biden and Trump, with 56% disapproving of Trump and 54% viewing Biden negatively. Thirty-seven percent of Americans believe that a potential second term for Trump could strengthen democracy, while 30% hold the same view for Biden, the survey said.

Trump has repeatedly held a narrow lead against Biden in recent polls. A New York Times/Siena College poll from April 13 found Trump holding a 46%-45% lead over Biden, creating a more competitive race from the month prior, where Trump held a 5-point lead.

The former president is leading Biden in key swing states, including Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin, the DC reported.


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