A Closer Look: Seth Meyers on why Trump’s poll numbers are dropping

Seth Meyers (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
Seth Meyers (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC) /

Seth Meyers explained President Trump’ s sinking poll numbers in A Closer Look.

The protests and demonstrations across the country have already had tangible effects and show no signs of coming to an end. Important conversations and long-overdue policy changes have taken place. Another effect has been President Donald Trump’s declining poll numbers, something Seth Meyers took “A Closer Look” at on Wednesday night.

Reports over the past couple weeks have indicated that a majority of Americans support the Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. A majority of Americans also disapprove of how President Trump has handled the situation.

Late Night with Seth Meyers was among those in late night television to quickly condemn the White House response. In assigning some blame for stoking racial tension as well as attempting to intimidate protestors, Meyers put President Trump at the center of the unrest.

And it appears as though Meyers isn’t alone in that viewpoint. In “A Closer Look,” he examined how the president’s reelection chances are taking a hit.

The message behind years of “A Closer Look” segments has been proven

Meyers sounds happy to see that more and more Americans are catching up to his assessment of the president. The Late Night host knows better than to trust a poll this far from the election but is still encouraged by President Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by a significant margin.

Meyers points out how the pandemic followed by civil unrest has made President Trump’s incompetence clear. Four years of “A Closer Look” segments have argued that the president lacks the morality, awareness, and intelligence to lead the nation. These back-to-back crises are a culmination of everything Seth Meyers has warning his late night audience about for years.

Light Night went through a major change in tone from Jimmy Fallon to Seth Meyers and even from Meyers first few months to now. Like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live!Late Night‘s reliance on political humor is responsible for its success. The recent polls align with what Meyers and the Late Night writers have been saying in “A Closer Look” since 2015.

The second half of “A Closer Look” from Wednesday night focused on the discussion around defunding the police. Perhaps surprisingly, late night television has become the place for a nuanced discussion on the topic thanks to Late NightThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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