NBC reporter Yamiche Alcindor faced online criticism for her explanation of a poll showing that a large majority of Americans believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction.
Alcindor was a guest on MSNBC when she was asked to comment on a poll showing a whopping 74% of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
She opined about the reasons Americans would have to say the country was in the wrong direction and claimed that many were upset that former President Donald Trump might get elected again or that Republicans might steal the next election.
“But what you see really is on the Democratic side people that are very very worried about the direction of this country.
“They’re very worried especially about former President Trump possibly coming back into power, or former President Trump or another Republican stealing the election in 2022 or 2024, because we’ve seen so many election deniers be elected.
So a lot of Democrats on the Democratic side, they’re very worried about abortion also, and abortion rights.
On the Republican side, Alcindor claimed that Americans were negative because of conspiracy theories about the 2020 election being stolen.
“They’re worried that the country is going in the wrong direction because they’re seeing too many people say that the election was free and fair, which of course it was,” she continued.
She went on to say that Republicans are campaigning on anxiety because of high inflation and increasing gas prices, in addition to the pandemic continuing to have a negative effect on the economy.
The video of Alcindor’s comments were circulated widely among those critical of Biden’s policies.
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On Sunday, Chuck Todd summarized the results of the latest poll from NBC News to which Alcindor was referring.
“We are less than three months before the midterms. Our brand new NBC News poll paints a bleak picture,” said the NBC anchor.
“Americans are angry,” he added. “They’re disappointed. And they are worried about the future of this country.”
Here’s more about the poll about America’s direction:
Americans Are Angry And Worried About U.S. Future, New NBC News Poll Shows