MSNBC Excuses Biden's Abysmal Viewer Ratings on Speech: 'Voters Just Went to Bed'
Just 22.6 million viewers tuned in Wednesday
MSNBC reporters struggled to find voters that actually watched Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
NBC News correspondent Priscilla Thompson spoke to supporters ahead of Biden's drive-in rally to tout the left-wing agenda he presented during his prime-time address, as per NewsBusters.
Thompson told MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson:
"I’ve got to tell you, most of the folks that I’ve spoken to here did not actually watch Joe Biden’s address last night."
"I’ve spoken to around a dozen folks, and only two of them watched and listened to what he had to say last night."
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Jackson turned to correspondent Ellison Barber and asked her what "voters" thought of Biden's speech.
"Yeah, we’re seeing some of what Priscilla touched on there," Barber responded.
"About two-thirds of the people who we have tried to talk to here said they did not watch the president’s address -- not necessarily because they were boycotting it or intentionally not watching it; they just went to bed, they had to work, they had other things."
"This wasn’t top of their to-do list, though many said they plan to catch up on it sometime today."
MSNBC's failure to find people who had watched the speech highlighted the televised address's poor ratings.
Just 22.6 million viewers tuned in Wednesday to the seven major networks broadcasting Biden's liberal agenda to the American people.
President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in February 2017 drew over 48 million viewers, over double that of Biden's.
Trump's State of the Union Address saw 37 million viewers tuning in.
The news comes a week after Neon Nettle reported that Biden has one of the lowest approval ratings in modern history, a new poll revealed.
According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, Biden's approval rating is 52%, which is way below what Democrats expected.
Biden's approval rating is "lower than any president at 100 days in office since 1945," according to ABC News.
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Biden's first 100 days amounted to “bait and switch.”
“If I look at the 100 days, it’s more of a bait and switch."
"The bait was he was going to govern as bipartisan, but the switch is he’s governed as a socialist," he added.