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 ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants 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 BlackburnTrump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Dem lawmaker invites Parkland survivor to attend State of the Union Bipartisan senators press Trump for strategy to protect Syrian Kurds 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