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 ClintonRoger Stone fundraising off promise not to testify against Trump Rivaling chants of 'USA,' 'lock him up' greet Flynn after sentencing hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report — Flynn awaits sentencing | White House signals it wants to avoid shutdown 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 Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by Amgen — ObamaCare signups lag behind last year despite recent surge | Drug company offers cheaper opioid overdose treatment after hiking price 600 percent | CDC calls fentanyl deadliest drug in US GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s B wall demand 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