Political analyst says most Americans don't focus on congressional leaders

Political analyst Bill Schneider said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that most Americans do not pay attention to leaders in Congress, paying more attention to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE "because he's a personality."

Schnider's comments come as congressional leaders, like Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' Winners and losers in the border security deal House passes border deal, setting up Trump to declare emergency MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' Winners and losers in the border security deal House passes border deal, setting up Trump to declare emergency MORE (R-Ky.), have played a public role in negotiations to reopen the government.

"Americans don't pay a lot of attention to politics," Schneider said to Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. "They pay attention to Trump because he's a personality. Remember he was a celebrity."

"But the inside players in Congress, they really don't pay a lot of mind," he continued. 

The Hill's campaign reporter, Reid Wilson, also said Americans are not likely to pay as much attention to those in charge in Congress. 

"The average American is much more interested in getting their kid to soccer practice or making sure there's food on the table after a long day of work or something like that, or finding and getting a better job or something like that," Wilson said. "They're not paying attention to who the Senate majority leader is."

A new Hill-HarrisX survey found Pelosi has a favorable rating of 41 percent among respondents, while McConnell has a favorable rating of 28 percent.

— Julia Manchester