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Tags: 2020 Elections | Coronavirus | Donald Trump | polls | trump | campaign | crime

Polls Suggest Trump's Focus on Crime Misplaced

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President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 September 2020 08:31 AM

President Donald Trump remains focused on his law-and-order message, despite a series of polls suggesting that the ongoing coronavirus, not crime, is a top issue for most voters. 

However, even if crime becomes a more driving issue, Trump may still not have a large advantage over Biden, despite the millions being spent in law-and-order-focused advertising in states like Wisconsin and Minnesota, reports NBC News.

A CNN poll last week showed 37% said they are worried about crime in their communities, but 60% were more concerned about COVID-19, 58% worry about the economy, and 52% are concerned about the impacts of racism. 

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll heading into the conventions, Trump had a 4-point lead over Biden on who would be best on dealing with crime. 

After the conventions, a Morning Consult/Politico poll revealed 47% of voters said they trust Biden to handle public safety, compared to 39% for Trump. Another poll, by Quinnipiac University, showed 50% of likely voters said a Trump presidency made them feel less safe, compared to 40% for Biden. 

An unnamed Republican strategist close to Trump's campaign said voters should expect to start hearing more about the economy, which is still one of Trump's strongest areas. 

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President Donald Trump remains focused on his law-and-order message, despite a series of polls suggesting that the ongoing coronavirus, not crime, is a top issue for most voters. However, even if crime becomes a more driving issue, Trump may still not have a large advantage...
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