Donald Trump Crushes Joe Biden Among Independents In New Poll - Newsweek

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By:   Matthew Robinson (Newsweek)

Donald Trump Crushes Joe Biden Among Independents In New Poll - Newsweek
A new poll shows Donald Trump holding a 12 percentage point lead over Joe Biden among independent voters.

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Trouble in Indie land?

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Donald Trump holds a substantial lead over Joe Biden among independent voters ahead of the presidential election in November, according to a new poll.

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National survey of 1,122 registered voters nationwide found that Trump secured 54 percent of the vote among independent voters compared to 42 percent for Biden in a head-to-head race, with four percent undecided. The poll was conducted between May 21-23 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

The findings showed Trump with even higher support among independent male voters at 56 percent compared to Biden's 39 percent, with five percent undecided. This contrasts with a much closer race among independent women voters, where Trump only led by 50 percent to Biden's 47 percent, with 3 percent undecided.

Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., in April, and Donald Trump in New York last month. A new poll has found that Trump holds a substantial lead over Biden among independent voters.Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., in April, and Donald Trump in New York last month. A new poll has found that Trump holds a substantial lead over Biden among independent voters.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images - Jeenah Moon-Pool/Getty Images

The survey showed that Trump held an even more substantial lead over Biden among independents in a five-way race that included independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr., independent Cornel West, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

The findings showed that Trump secured 44 percent of independent voters in the five-way race, compared to 28 percent for Biden, 17 percent for RFK Jr., 3 percent for West, and 4 percent for Stein, with another 4 percent undecided.

Once again, Trump performed more strongly among independent men in a five-way race, securing 45 percent of the vote to Biden's 29 percent. Among independent women, Trump secured 41 percent to Biden's 28 percent.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump and Biden campaigns for comment outside of normal working hours.

Despite the findings among independents, the data shows that the race remains very tight between Biden and Trump overall. In a head-to-head race, Biden leads among registered voters on 50 percent to Trump's 48 percent, with two percent undecided. The findings remain unchanged from a poll conducted in early May.

Trump has, however, closed the gap on Biden in a five-way race, securing 44 percent of the vote to Biden's 40 percent, with RFK Jr. receiving 8 percent, West getting 2 percent, Stein getting 3 percent and another 3 percent undecided. This is a change from the start of May when Trump and Biden were both tied on 42 percent.

Independents are a critical voting block for both Biden and Trump to win over ahead of the November election, which could be determined by close votes in just a handful of key battleground states. Small swings in independent voters could determine whether these states are won by either candidate.

In 2020, Biden won Georgia and its 16 electoral college votes by less than 12,000 votes or 0.23 percent of overall votes cast in the state. Biden also won Arizona by less than 10,500 votes in 2020, or 0.31 percent of voters in the state.

Trump has recently targeted independents with a speech to the Libertarian Party's national convention last week. Trump faced boos and hecklers at multiple points during his address and ultimately received only 0.65 percent of the vote for the party's presidential nominee.

The Libertarian Party, which was formed in 1971 and supports civil liberties and capitalism free from government supervision, is the third-largest American political party by voter registration but does not have a great deal of influence in American politics. It typically garners around 3 percent of the national vote and has few elected officials.

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Just Jim NC TttH
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1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

If this is true, losing the Indie vote as well as the inroads Trump has in the Black community, spells trouble for the Biden camp.

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1.1  George  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1    one month ago
spells trouble for the Biden camp.

There is only 1 glaring issue in the Biden camp, BIDEN!, the retards are just too stubborn or stupid to see it.

Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

It's becoming more apparent that Traitor Joe isn't doing as well as the Bidiots want us to believe.  

Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Trump also doing much better among the young than in 2020. 

Right Down the Center
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4  Right Down the Center    one month ago

Every time Joe is seen opening his mouth you have more and more independents making up their mind that Trump is the lesser of two evils.  I would be very afraid of a debate if I were in Joes camp.  Independents not paying that close attention yet will see dementia ridden Joe up close and personal. 

Sparty On
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5  Sparty On    one month ago

Uh oh …… Chongo!


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