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    Poll: Majority Pennsylvania Voters Believe ‘Secret Trump Voters’ in Their Communities

    Poll: Majority Pennsylvania Voters Believe ‘Secret Trump Voters’ in Their Communities

    HANNAH BLEAU 15 Jul 2020

    The majority of Pennsylvania voters believe that there are “secret Trump voters” within their communities, a Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday found.

    The latest Monmouth University Poll showed Joe Biden, the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee, leading President Trump by double-digits in the critical battleground state, 53 percent to 40 percent among registered Pennsylvania voters. While three percent indicated that they will cast their vote for another candidate, four percent indicated that they remain undecided. Biden also appears to have an edge among independent voters, leading Tump 54 percent to 33 percent.

    However, the majority of voters in the Keystone State believe in the underlying presence of “secret Trump voters” within their communities — voters who largely refrain from making their preference known, for a variety of reasons, but will cast their ballot in support of the president.

    Fifty-seven percent of voters “believe there are a number of so-called secret voters in their communities who support Trump but won’t tell anyone about it.” Of those, 27 percent believe there are “many” secret Trump voters, while 17 percent said there are “only a few.” The remaining 13 percent said they were not sure how many “secret” voters are out there.

    On the flip side, only 27 percent of respondents believe there are “secret” Biden voters.

    “The suspicion that a secret Trump vote exists is slightly higher in swing counties (62%) and Clinton counties (61%) than in Trump counties (51%). The belief in a secret Biden vote is somewhat more prevalent in Trump counties (32%) than Clinton counties (23%) and swing counties (23%),” Monmouth found.

    Voters remain relatively split on who they believe will ultimately win Pennsylvania in November, with 46 percent choosing Trump and 45 percent selecting Biden, despite the survey showing the former vice president leading Trump by double-digits. The phenomenon is likely driven by the widespread belief in “secret Trump voters.”

    “The media consistently reports that Biden is in the lead, but voters remember what happened in 2016,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said. The specter of a secret Trump vote looms large in 2020.”
    While I don't doubt this is true, think about it. The poll is seeking to cast this in a suspicious light. They are among you!

    There are big penalties to pay (for some) if they disclose their voting preferences today so obviously people don't. Who wants a rift in their family or to lose out on a job?

    It's fine if people don't yak about their vote. It isn't suspicious. It isn't some kind of malfeasance. We don't yet have a one party system so it's okay to vote for the opposition. It should be a forgettable thing, not some kind of political Scarlet Letter.

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    No doubt in my mind this is true in today's political climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    No doubt in my mind this is true in today's political climate.

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    I can remember when it vaguely in bad taste to ask someone who they voted for and a lot of people would reply that it was none of your business if you did. People just didn't relentlessly talk about that stuff.

    We should probably go back to that model.

    Honestly, I generally don't want to know what acquaintances or strangers think about sex, politics, or religion in real life. I can have perfectly serviceable relationship with somebody and spend years not knowing who they voted for or why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    No doubt in my mind this is true in today's political climate.

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