Taylor Swift’s Endorsement of TN Dems Has ‘Minimal Impact’ on Voters — And Even Backfires with Some

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Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift shared her endorsement for two Tennessee Democrats while urging her millions of followers to vote and vote early — now it seems it could have backfired on her.

A recent poll by Cygnal revealed that Swift’s endorsement of Democrat Phil Bredesen, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, might have done “little to move” voters’ preference — and could have shooed some away.

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The poll shows that even though there was an increase in voter registration, 86 percent of people said the celebrity’s push didn’t sway their vote, even though 82 percent were aware of the star’s endorsement.

The Vice President of Research & Analytics at Cygnal Matt Hubbard said the voters were aware, but it did “minimal impact” on the race for the midterm elections.

“Millennial and Gen Z voters are highly aware of the endorsement of the Democrat, but it did little to move their vote preference,” Hubbard said.

Earlier this week, Swift urged young adults to go vote early in the elections, writing, “Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING.”

The president and founder of Cygnal, Brent Buchanan, pointed out that anytime a celebrity gets involved with politics, there will always be some angry fans.

“Anytime a celebrity endorses a candidate or speaks publicly about their political views, there’s always a risk of alienating fans on the other side of the aisle,” Buchanan said.

“In this case, Swift’s endorsement may lead to ‘Bad Blood’ with her conservative fans.”

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The poll also revealed that only five percent were swayed by the star to vote for the Democrat candidate, while six percent said they decided to vote for the Republican candidate, Marsha Blackburn, instead.

Currently, Blackburn is ahead of Bredesen with a 6.5 average lead, according to RealClearPolitics.

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Bighipp
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Bighipp

Swift came from. Pennsylvania. Not sure if she lived here when she turned 18 but PA has never had early voting.

T.O.M
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Bighipp she moved to Nashville at age 14. Owns a penthouse there. She owns a penthouse in NYC since 2014. Since 2016, at the end of the 1989 tour, she has been living mostly in Los Angeles, owns a house there. Also owns a house in Watch Hill RI which is mostly a summer home. Based on the available information she would have been living in Tennessee in 2007 when she became voting age eligible.

2LeftFoots
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2LeftFoots

Swift is the antithesis of what she really is. Taylor Dunce perhaps??

Milissa Benson
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I hire entertainers to sing or dance or play pretend in a convincing manner. They are little more than trained seals- I would not ask a dancing monkey for their political opinions either.
But I am curious, Ms. Taylor brought in 8 figures last year, shouldn’t she be dividing that equally with her sound, production, and road crews?

James Farnsworth
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She’s not even registered to vote in Tennesse, as of last week!

T.O.M
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jw since you seem to have information at hand, I would ask is she registered to vote anywhere? It would not surprise me in the least to find that she is spewing her political opinions and is not registered to vote at all.

Anonymous
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Its likely a large percent of the ones causing all the mayhem in the streets won’t vote on election day.

Otisamsonite
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Otisamsonite

Polls. I’m sure Taylor knows about poles.
Polls mean nothing. Taylor’s opinion means nothing to me and neither does her political bent.
Maybe she has aided some Dumbos. Maybe not.
Voting polls are all that matter.
The celebs are perhaps intelligent, perhaps dimwits.
All that really matters is that voters vote their conscience and the American Dream continues to thrive and stay alive.
We choose our leadership via our votes because that is really all we have as power to influence how our lives go. Go to the voting polls, even if you are an abject leftist stooge.
We get what we deserve.

Screwtape
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Otis, well said as usual.

I disagree with the “we deserve” part. First the “we” part and secondly the “deserve” part.

“We” shouldn’t include people stupid enough to vote the way some celebrity tells them to do. “Low-info” voting is a huge part of the problem and the voting franchise should be revised.

“Deserve” implies that we brought this upon ourselves when in reality idiots have a say. That’s just wrong.

Anonymous
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I agree 100%. If it weren’t for low information voters, the liberal party would not be plaguing us today.

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