Democratic pollster Molly Murphy said in an interview that aired Tuesday on “What America’s Thinking” that voters are fatigued over news of “wrongdoings” committed by President Trump.
“I think there is a fatigue factor to hearing about Trump’s wrongdoings and misdoings, that I think are pretty empirical” Murphy, a partner at ALG Research, told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha.
“If you look at that report, he clearly has dodged his taxes. He has clearly found loopholes,” she continued, referring to a New York Times report published in October that said the president engaged in questionable tax schemes while he was a businessman.
“You can argue whether it’s common practice in business or not, but where there’s some clear wrongdoing,” she said. “I do think that people tend to let that wash over them.”
Murphy went on to say that she believed that negative news about Trump hurt Republicans in the midterms.
“I do think that he has paid a price if you look at the results of the midterm election, and so I don’t think people are turning a blind eye,” she said.
“I think their one mechanism to show ‘hey, this bothers me,’ ‘hey, this upsets me,’ is through voting.”
— Julia Manchester
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