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Could Swing Voters Decide US Elections Winner?


Sat 31 Oct 2020 | 08:30 PM
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US elections marathon is still on fire because the voting already started in many states. Days before the final presidential elections battleground start, as many reports shed the light on what is called the swing voters.

The concept of swing voters refers to the number of voters who don't decide their final choice yet. According to a study issued by the New York Times, swing voters tend to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden as "they dislike President Donald Trump".

"About one in 10 voters could still be considered “volatile,” half the number as at this point in 2016, but this time around, most of them have an unfavorable opinion of Donald J. Trump," New York Times expressed.

The Democratic group that tends to be more frequently undecided is Latino voters which Biden has struggled with all year without any recorded progress.

This year, Trump’s base of support has grown a little bit larger however, he has remained widely disliked for four years, and national polls have tended to show him unable to match the 46 percent support he garnered nationwide in 2016, allowing him to pull off an Electoral College win, the Newspaper explained.

However, swing voters generally don’t like both candidates, but "they are more likely to say they would rather see Biden handling the coronavirus pandemic than Trump" according to the New York Times.

It added: "Biden supporters tended to say that their financial situation has grown worse during the pandemic, Trump supporters actually said the opposite: 55 percent of them attested that their finances had grown better over the past eight months. For those not supporting either candidate, half said the pandemic had not made a difference to their finances either way, compared with only about one in three among major-candidate supporters. Fewer than one in five ambivalent voters said it had made a big impact."

In the same context, the Guardian published a slight accurate tracker to what's called the Swing States, the states which don't carry clear proof of the victory of one of both opposing names.

Therefore, the presidential campaigns by Trump and Biden are concentrating more on attracting the voters of those states for example Trump planed four stops in Pennsylvania on Saturday, and the Biden campaign will be there on Sunday and Monday.