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 TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE "because he's a personality."

Schnider's comments come as congressional leaders, like Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi11 Essential reads you missed this week Pelosi asks Democrats for 'leverage' on impeachment Is there internet life after thirty? MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTwo years after Harvey's devastation, the wake-up call has not been heeded McGrath releases ad blasting McConnell with coal miners in Kentucky: 'Which side are you on?' Prediction: 2020 election is set to be hacked, if we don't act fast 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