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New Poll Shows Voters Believe Trump Will Protect Democracy Better Than Biden

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What do we always hear from Democrats about Donald Trump?

Many things but a top criticism is that the former president is a threat to democracy. That Trump will undermine and attack established democratic norms and standards.

That's why Democrats say Americans must vote for Biden. To protect democracy.

But according to a new poll conducted throughout six swing states - states that are going to matter a lot to both candidates and all of which Biden won in 2020 - more people would trust Trump to protect democracy.

This poll conducted by the Washington Post - yes, you read that right - was released Wednesday and asked the question, “Which candidate do you think would do a better job handling each of the following? Threats to democracy in the U.S.”

Trump got 44 percent and Biden 33 percent.

These answers were given by a sample of 3,515 participants throughout Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in April and May.

This is not exactly the perception of Trump put out there by the establishment media and class. They want to paint a picture of a convicted felon who will undermine elections.

But sorry, more people, at least in this poll, think Trump would be better at protecting democracy than Biden by a whopping 11 points.

That's far beyond the 2.9 percent margin of error the poll acknowledges.

Some observers worry that the Biden campaign is too blind to see problems like these.

A Democrat strategist close to Team Biden told Axios, "It is unclear to many of us watching from the outside whether the president and his core team realize how dire the situation is right now, and whether they even have a plan to fix it."

"That is scary," the person added.

Another anonymous Biden campaign staff member said, “Even for those close to the center, there is a hesitance to raise skepticism or doubt about the current path, for fear of being viewed as disloyal.”

The poll also showed that the economy and inflation were still the top concern.

"Among key-state voters who identify themselves as locked-in Biden supporters, 78 percent see threats to democracy as extremely important," the Washington Post noted. "Among Trump backers, that’s true of 71 percent. Threats to democracy are second only to the economy in the percentage of swing state voters overall who describe the issue as extremely important."

The story pointed out that what "threats to democracy" means also differs among voters.

Regardless, the best way to protect democracy in this democratic republic of ours is to practice it.

We'll see how things pan out for both men come November and it will be interesting if more polls like this one emerge until then.


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