George Stephanopoulos: Do you think he's misunderstood?
Patrice Comey: Probably by some people. I think there's a great medal of people that, you know, see us all as Americans... (source:YouTube)
I can't make sense of "a great medal (or metal/mettle) of people". It seems she is trying to say "a great number of people". What word is she reaching for if that utterance is mistaken? Or did I mishear?