A recent poll conducted by the New York Times has revealed that a large portion of Democrats who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but who backed the Democratic party in the midterm elections, will vote for Trump again in 2020.
The poll, conducted by the New York Times in partnership with Upshot/Siena College, questioned Democrats living in swing states who voted from Trump in 2016 and who plan on voting for him again in 2020, even though they may have supported the left in the midterm elections.
Figures revealed that about two-thirds of the voters in six swing states who supported Trump in 2016 but voted for the Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections said that planned to support President Trump again in 2020.
Interestingly enough, the poll showed that a small percentage of Hillary Clinton voters have also started to support Trump. In fact, seven percent of swing-state voters who supported Clinton in 2016 now approve of President Trump’s performance in office.
In their piece, the NYT wrote:
Many of the white working-class voters in the Rust Belt who supported the president in 2016 were traditionally Democratic voters who backed President Obama in 2012 and even continued to vote Democratic down-ballot in 2016. Democrats generally held on to these voters in 2018, but the reasons many of them voted for Mr. Trump, like his promises on immigration or the economy, could still be relevant.
Also in their story, the NYT cited several traditionally Democratic voters who said they supported the president’s policies despite being highly critical of his personality.
The poll surveyed a total of 3,766 registered voters from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin in October.