According to a former Ohio Democratic lawmaker and fervent Bernie Sanders supporter, everyday voters in her home state are just not talking about the biggest news story in the country right now.
During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, political commentator Nina Turner was asked by guest host Dana Bash about how the recent bombshell stories surrounding the White House and the Russia probe are playing out in Ohio.
“No one in Ohio is asking about Russia,” Turner stated. “I mean, we have to deal with this. We definitely have to deal with this. It’s on the minds of the American people. But you want to know about people in Ohio — they want to know about jobs. They want to know about their children.”
Turner went on to detail what she says she’s heard from voters while also explaining the topics that Democrats should be talking about instead. She also complained about too much focus being given to Trump/Russia.
“We are preoccupied with this,” Turner said. “It’s not that it’s not important, but everyday Americans are being left behind because it’s Russia, Russia, Russia!”
While the average voters Turner is talking to on the streets apparently aren’t asking or discussing the whole Russia thing, recent polls do indicate that the issue seems to be a very concerning topic for most of the public. Per a Morning Consult/Politico survey, 55% of registered voters and 83% of Democrats say they are nervous about the country’s future due to the Russia controversies.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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