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 TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE "because he's a personality."

Schnider's comments come as congressional leaders, like Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent 20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFormer Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' 20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform Dem says marijuana banking bill will get House vote this spring 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