Anew poll suggests that most of those who plan to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden are doing so because “he is not Trump.”
A majority of respondents to a Pew Research poll released Thursday said they are likely to vote for Biden, 53 percent compared to 46 percent for President Donald Trump. However, 56 percent said their reason for supporting Biden was “he is not Trump,” while only 19 percent of Trump supporters cite their opposition to Biden.
A 2016 poll from the firm found that 33 percent of Trump supporters were voting for their candidate in opposition to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while 32 percent supported Clinton in opposition to Trump.
The 2020 poll quotes a 37-year-old Southerner as saying they plan to vote for Biden “because having Trump as president for another four years will be a disaster for this country.” A 44-year-old Trump supporter from the South had similar remarks, saying they will cast their vote “because Biden would be a disaster.”