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 ClintonWill the Horowitz report split the baby? Gabbard commemorates John Lennon's passing by singing 'Imagine' Bannon: Clinton waiting to enter 2020 race and 'save the Democratic Party from Michael Bloomberg' 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 BlackburnLawsuits pose new challenge for TikTok TikTok's leader to meet with lawmakers next week Overnight Defense: Trump leaves door open to possible troop increase in Middle East | Putin offers immediate extension of key nuclear treaty 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