Wisconsin is one of the most politically important states in the country. Every election is up for grabs, and Joe Biden narrowly carried the state by less than one percent in 2020.Ron Johnson is running for reelection in the fall of 2022, and his seat could decide control of the senate. Luckily for Democrats, Johnson only holds a 35% approval rating. During a recent interview, the Republican tried to explain why that number was “wildly off.”
WISN ABC host Adrienne Pederson asked the senator, “You will have to get some moderates to vote for you. People who really aren’t part of your base. How will you do that as someone who has become a very polarizing figure in politics?”
Johnson replied, “First of all, I’m not a polarizing figure. It’s just that people in the legacy media call me one, and all of the sudden, you become one. I’m not a polarizing figure at all. I’m just trying to convey the truth. I’ve done a really good job as Wisconsin’s United States senator.”
The GOP senator continued, “It’s not surprising having survived years’ worth of attacks from the legacy media, which again is pretty much the communications apparatus for the Democrat [sic] Party. Maybe my poll numbers have slipped.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of WISN ABC:
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