President Trump’s presidential campaign demonstrates that voters’ reception of his coronavirus response affected his support in key swing states according to an autopsy report.
The report drafted by Tony Fabrizio, Trump’s chief campaign pollster, shows the coronavirus was the most important issue of the 2020 election.
The report comes from an analysis of exit polling in ten states- Five states lost in 2020 but won in the 2016 election; Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and five states Trump held in 2020 and won in the 2016 election; Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, and Texas.
The 27 page report was first published by Politico.
Sixty percent of voters in states that flipped to Biden prioritized stopping the spread of the coronavirus over the growth of the economy while 40 percent felt the opposite. Margins in states Trump held were slightly lower at 57 to 43.
States that flipped to Democrat, 42 percent of voters said controlling the spread of the coronavirus was top priority while only 28 percent chose the economy.
26 percent believed Trump was handling it better, while, 73 percent of voters in states that flipped blue supported Biden on handling the coronavirus.
Trump was overwhelmingly favored on the economy, with a 69 percent lead over Biden on the issue, however, they felt stopping the virus was more important.
Trump, in red states held, a slight majority of voters felling he had the virus under control, but in states Democrats flipped, voters in the majority felt the opposite.