Chris Walker of Hill Reporter shares: Thanksgiving is a time of year that a lot of people went home to loved ones from far away to reminisce and talk about what’s been happening in their lives since they last saw each other.
It was also a time, at least for this year, to talk about politics, one journalism professor contends.
Dr. Jason Johnson, who teaches at Morgan State University, and is also a politics editor at The Root, spoke to hosts on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program on Friday to discuss how attitudes have changed in the U.S. regarding people’s feelings on President Donald Trump.
Joe Scarborough was discussing swing states for 2020, and noted how Trump’s numbers seemed to be going down in some key areas he won in 2016.
“In these states, it looks like the states are breaking pretty hard against him,” the host noted.
Johnson agreed, pointing out that it probably didn’t help that a lot of families talked about things outside their traditional political bubbles over the holiday.
“It’s the polls after Thanksgiving that matter,” Johnson explained. “It’s once everybody went home, and had conversations with their family, and talked to the graduating seniors, and talked to uncles, and talked to grandmas, that’s where we start seeing how America feels.” Read more via Hill Reporter.