A shocking new poll finds that liberal singer Taylor Swift could greatly impact the 2024 presidential election, potentially influencing the votes of a fifth of voters depending on which candidate she endorses. The poll, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for Newsweek, shows that eighteen percent of voters are “more likely” or “significantly more likely” to vote for the candidate endorsed by Swift. At the same time, seventeen percent are less likely to vote for Swift’s candidate, with 55 percent not being swayed either way by the singer. Swift’s influence on popular culture, sports, and economics has led to speculation that she may also influence politics and elections, according to commentators.
Swift’s outspoken opposition to former President Donald Trump is well-documented, with her criticism of Trump’s handling of racism and the 2020 election making headlines. Her support for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, coupled with Biden’s efforts to court her endorsement for this year’s election, underscores Swift’s potential impact on the race. However, some question whether Swift’s influence is relevant to the issues facing America today, urging voters to educate themselves on the issues and think critically about their political decisions.
The poll and its implications have sparked debate and discussion, with many expressing concerns about the influence of a pop star on an important political decision. This case highlights the growing role of celebrities in shaping public opinion. Ultimately, the question remains whether celebrity endorsements should carry as much weight in politics as they currently do.