Jen Psaki, an MSNBC presenter, acknowledged she was “alarmed” to see the results of a poll that captured the nation’s nationalistic pulse.
During her show Inside with Jen Psaki on Sunday, the former White House Press Secretary under President Joe Biden reviewed a New York Times/Sienna survey that revealed 65% of registered voters thought the country was heading in the wrong direction.
37% of respondents who responded in this manner feel “our problems are so bad that America is in danger of failing as a nation.”
“Today we’re going to shake things up a little bit,” Psaki said to start the broadcast. “In part because a recent poll showed that 37% of voters believe we’re failing as a nation.” Failing.”
Psaki went on to argue that Americans should “be a little hopeful” given the passage of 250 bipartisan initiatives this year. She cited a civility ad in which Govs. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Spencer Cox (R-UT) discuss “how to disagree better.”
“Former President Donald Trump is mired in legal trouble.” Remember, those instances aren’t just about one man’s criminal behavior. They concern the future of our democracy and our way of life. “The stakes for this country could not be higher,” Psaki said, later adding: “One chunk of the country believes, for good reason, that the leader of the opposition is a criminal.”
According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released earlier this month, 45% of Republicans nationwide said they would not vote for Trump if he was “convicted of a felony crime by a jury.” Another 35% said they would vote for him regardless of the outcome. Those who remained in the dark.
From July 23 to July 27, 2023, 1,329 registered voters were polled around the country. The bulk of 818 responders were Republican voters.
It has a margin of sampling error of 3.67% for all respondents and 3.96% for those who were likely Republican primary voters.