Taylor Swift's endorsement won't be a negative for Dems, says pollster

Marist poll director Lee Miringoff on Wednesday said that Taylor Swift's endorsement of Tennessee Democratic candidates will not have a negative impact on Democratic hopefuls. 

"She's from Tennessee. It's a surprise, she doesn't usually do this," Miringoff told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking" when asked whether her endorsement will make Democrats look like they are tied too closely with celebrities. 

"I don't think these Tennessee candidates are exactly running up the score with celebrity endorsements, and this is not the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE, Democratic thing that's going on in Tennessee," he continued. 

"So, I think despite his voting record, Bredesen's not being quite what liberal Democrats might like. She's rallying that crowd," he said. "I think she's having an effect, and as we were saying, I think, more so than newspaper endorsements do, unless they endorse somebody differently than they have in the past," he said. 

The pop megastar on Sunday targeted her younger-skewing fanbase when she broke her career-long political silence and endorsed two Tennessee Democrats ahead of the midterms. 

“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGOP-affiliated voters outperforming Democrats in key states’ early voting: report Democrats slide in battle for Senate Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for diving into politics MORE,” Swift wrote in an Instagram post. “I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.”

Vote.org revealed earlier this week that it witnessed a flood of new voter registrations since Swift broke her silence on politics. 

Swift reiterated her call for people to register to vote at the American Music Awards on Tuesday. 

"This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people?" Swift asked as she accepted the "artist of the year" award. "It is the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys."

— Julia Manchester