Over the past two months, Republican pollster Sarah Longwell, who founded the group Republican Voters Against Trump, has been following nine undecided voters, college-educated women, who ranged in age from 30 to 60. She convened them four times, first in September and again after the first presidential debate, followed by the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now, finally, one week out from the election.
The result: Four of the original nine said they were voting for Joe Biden — one of the women, who was from Wisconsin, wasn’t able to attend the final meeting but told Longwell she planned to vote for the former vice president. (The remaining three Biden voters were from Pennsylvania and North Carolina.) One from Texas planned to vote for Trump again. Three from Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida were undecided, vacillating between voting for Biden or third party. And one from Pennsylvania said she planned to vote third party.
“The trend as we’ve gotten closer to the election has been just how many people aren’t voting for Trump again,” said Longwell.
She added that the phenomenon of a shy Biden voter is “much more likely to manifest” than a shy Trump voter.