This weekend, the New York Times released a poll that showed Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump in several swing states. Cable news shows on the left lost it over the results, lamenting the impending doom. Shows on the right pointed to the polls as a sign of the former President's enduring strength.
Of course, polls are just capturing a moment in time and a lot could happen before now and next November, especially when it comes to Donald Trump. During her Monday night show, Rachel Maddow attempted to reassure her viewers.
"Interestingly, though," the pundit remarked, "even in that poll, those results flip when people are asked about a potential conviction for Trump in any of the felonies he's charged with. In the same poll, all six of those six swing states would go for Biden if Trump is convicted on any count in any of his trials. So, we will see."
"But you see how central this is to Trump's effort to try to get back into the White House. It's a chicken-and-egg thing in terms of why he wants to get there and what convictions have to be seen as by his followers. But you see why his effort is to try to not necessarily beat all of these charges and all of these civil suits. It's to say that the legal system doesn't matter, and it isn't in power, and the legal system doesn't need to be obeyed."
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC: