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CNN Piece on What Critical Swing Voters Are Thinking Now and It's Dynamite

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 31, 2020 at 7:51 PM.

  1. Revmitchell

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    And, each month for the past 17 months, I've had a unique window into the Americans largely responsible for giving the president his slim Electoral College victory: so-called "Obama-Trump" swing voters across the upper Midwest.
    Our Swing Voter Project has uncovered that many of these people, who live in places such as Canton, Ohio; Davenport, Iowa; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Macomb County, Michigan, prefer Trump over Biden. In fact, 22 of 33 respondents in these four most recent locations feel this way.

    Beyond the numbers, though, it's critical to understand why so many of them continue to support Trump.
    They think a businessman is best suited to turn the country around economically. They feel Covid-19 was not Trump's fault, and he's doing the best he can to contain it. They conflate the Black Lives Matter protesters with the rioters attacking federal buildings and retail shops. They don't want historic monuments torn down. And they dismiss defunding the police as ridiculous.

    These voters tell me they want America finally to be put first; they oppose immigration and trade policies they say give benefits to foreigners at their expense. And they want a non-politician who relentlessly fights back, after witnessing too many office holders fold in the face of special interests.
    These voters may sound like typical Fox News watchers, but, significantly, the overwhelming majority are not. Many are, instead, people who get their news disproportionately from local television, regional websites and Facebook. Compared to the kinds of people who seek out news from national cable channels, many swing voters reside in a national politics desert.

    Worse for the former vice president, several told me Biden would be a "puppet" of others if he were elected. That's because many are convinced he has "dementia," and they mocked him after seeing videos of his misstatements online.
    That said, these voters are under no illusions about Trump's shortcomings. They hate the tweeting, but some tolerate it as the price for hiring the relentless fighter they want.

    CNN Piece on What Critical Swing Voters Are Thinking Now and It's Dynamite
     
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    polls over sample democrats.
    Democrats are becoming radicalized thinking violence is a means to election victory.
     
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    I like the way the CNN article closes (see translation below):

    For those of us who follow politics closely, my admonition is: Pay a lot of attention to those voters who don't pay much attention at all. They may be telling us something very important.

    The voters who are still backing Trump (opinion) - CNN

    Pay a lot of attention to those who don’t believe the lies of the Left. They may decide the election.
     
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