"A new Pew survey found that violent crime is now the fifth-most important issue for votes, with 59% listing it as 'very important' to their vote. For context, it’s nearly as important to Americans as the coronavirus, which ranks fourth with 63%"https://t.co/25M33A3GVy
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) August 24, 2020
The economy was purposefully collapsed because of a virus hoax, people are being driven insane by a lockdown, and there are violent communist uprisings in most major cities.
Can you imagine being a white American and turning on the news and saying, “you know what I’m concerned about right now? Systematic oppression of black people”?
It’s like they’re from another dimension, these people.
With the country in the midst of a recession, nearly eight-in-ten registered voters (79%) say the economy will be very important to them in making their decision about who to vote for in the 2020 presidential election – the top issue of 12 included in the survey.
The economy is consistently a top voting issue. In a survey asking a similar, though not identical, list of issues in June 2016, the economy also was the top voting issue.
In the current survey, 68% of voters say health care is very important to their vote, while 64% cite Supreme Court appointments.
As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, 62% of voters say the outbreak will be a very important factor in their decision about who to support in the fall.
About six-in-ten (59%) say violent crime will be very important to their 2020 decision, and 57% say this about foreign policy.
For Trump supporters, the economy (88%) and violent crime (74%) are the most salient issues. Roughly six-in-ten Trump supporters cite immigration (61%), gun policy (60%) and foreign policy (57%) as very important to their vote.
By contrast, the largest shares of Biden supporters view health care (84%) and the coronavirus outbreak (82%) as very important. A sizable majority also rates racial and ethnic inequality as important to their vote (76%).
While there are substantial differences between Trump and Biden supporters on the importance of most issues, the widest gaps are on climate change (57 percentage points) and racial and ethnic inequality (52 points).
In addition, Biden supporters are more than twice as likely than Trump supporters to say the coronavirus outbreak (82% of Biden supporters, 39% of Trump supporters) and economic inequality (65% of Biden supporters, 28% of Trump supporters) as very important.
Larger shares of Trump than Biden supporters say violent crime (74% vs. 46%), immigration (61% vs. 46%) and gun policy (60% vs. 50%) are very important to their decision about who to vote for in 2020.
Among registered voters, the Republican Party holds a 9 percentage point edge over the Democrats on the issue of being better able to handle the economy(49% Republican Party, 40% Democratic Party). And as has been the case for many years, more voters say the GOP could do a better job than the Democratic Party on terrorism (46% vs. 37%).
It’s looking like Trump is probably going to win, which explains the recent Hillary comments about how Biden should never concede.
If Biden loses and doesn’t concede, we could see the White House stormed.
Will the military protect Trump in that situation?