Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity has sunk stateside over the last few months, multiple polls suggest.
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“They haven’t even been doing anything, for the most part, these last few weeks with these numbers going down. It’s the same or worse here in the United States.”
Megyn’s comments come days after TalkTV’s Piers Morgan claimed Americans are turning their back on the young couple.
On Wednesday’s installment of Piers Morgan: Uncensored, the 57-year-old broadcaster sparred with his TalkTV guest, Fox News host and lawyer Geraldo Rivera over the Sussexes’ appeal stateside.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently revealed that their two children, Archie and Lilibet would formally use their formal prince and princess titles.
The decision was reportedly not brought up with the Palace beforehand, with the first aides hearing of the news when the couple released a statement stating that their daughter “Princess Lilibet Diana” had been christened in the US.
To support his argument, Piers showed viewers a clip from American comedian Chris Rock’s Netflix standup special where he mocked Meghan Markle and also showed a clip from South Park’s parody of the Sussexes.
As he laughed at the clips, Piers said: “You and I know when America turns that way and turns you into a laughing stock, the game’s up isn’t it?”
However, Geraldo replied: “I may be a minority of one here but I do still believe Harry has considerable goodwill.”
Polls suggest Geraldo is indeed the minority. A Newsweek poll conducted on February 19 showed that Harry was disliked by 42 percent of Americans, compared to 32 percent who said they liked him.
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That is a drop of three points since Redfield & Wilton last asked 2,000 eligible US voters what they thought of the couple.
Polling on January 16, six days after the release of his tell-all memoir, Spare, put Harry at -7.
And he has now dropped 48 points since December 5 when polling by Redfield & Wilton for Newsweek put him on +38.
Meghan was liked by 27 percent of Americans and disliked by 44 percent giving her a net rating -17 in our latest February 19 figures.
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The couple are not faring much better in the UK, with approval ratings sliding further into negative numbers following their recent projects, recent polling suggests.
According to Newsweek polling undertaken in Britain on March 1 by strategists Redfield & Wilton, Harry’s net approval rating has dropped 37 points since November to -22.
Meghan’s has also dropped 31 points leaving her with an approval rating of -33.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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