For some voters Trump Reluctant Crown was the last straw

Heidi and Dennis Hodges proudly vote for President Donald Trump was in 2016. “I liked his tough stance. I loved that it was not a politician,” says Dennis, a company run by self-tinting window in Erie , Pennsylvania. “I’ve supported for three and a half years,” says Heidi, who runs the office of company car repair. Then the crown crisis arrived. Dennis was the last straw see Trump COVID 19-seriousness, trivialize the disturbing reports about the disease from China to the surface. “Before the Trump pandemic would get my voice back,” he says. “Thundered the business, the economy was good, it seemed that everything turned” For Heidi, the stakes have been personally: In March, the uncle had to visit the emergency room three times before he could make the tests for 19-COVID she says. When he was finally admitted to hospital on March 23, it was so bad it had to be put into an induced coma. He improved on a respirator for 28 days before his condition, he says. Trump “not sitting touting that no one has a problem with getting a test,” says Heidi. “And this is not true.” One thing is the problems that define the election in 2020, the number of voters feel Trump in November as Heidi and Dennis Hodges do now. In the last four years, Trump has developed a mystique Teflon: no matter what he says or does, does not seem to hold. I predict that the final rebellion will finally get his cut ties with supporters of a bowl game was. It intensified when the crisis crown in March and April, there have been some signs that this change is said 93% of self-described Republicans during the first half of April which approved Trump power to Gallup-up two points of one month. Yet there is no doubt that the pandemic has turned the elections. Two months ago, Trump a sitting president was riding a strong economy and a huge cash benefit; Today, it looks like a loser in November. The average RealClearPolitics poll has former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, what Trump 48.3% to 42% nationally. Trump the outlook is not bright when divided by states that were key to his victory on 2016. With Real Clear Politics polling average, Biden brings Trump by 6.7 points in Pennsylvania, Michigan 5.5 and 2.7 points in Wisconsin . Biden also brings Trump strictly in Florida and Arizona. “If you look at swing states at all, virtually everyone, he is under water,” said Douglas Schoen, a former pollster for President Bill Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “This election is a referendum on Trump,” says Schoen. “And so far from what we see in the last month, month and a half, the fact is that the referendum to lose.” The pandemic Crown has shown that not every voter Trump is a loyalist. In 2016 a contest between two candidates historically unpopular, some voters Trump made a choice for the candidate are less unpopular, not that they liked the most. Trump has the popular vote in 2016, but was raised in the constituency of about 80,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania for the win. Now his lackluster response to a global health crisis, able to support some of these costs are reluctant voters. Pamela Rodriguez, 60, is a retired teacher in Arizona who voted for Trump in 2016. The Republicans say all life began nurse doubts about the president for the first time when he made fun of the late Arizona senator John McCain. But Trump response to the crown, he says, has sealed his departure from the GOP. “It ‘s really cemented that I do not belong here anymore,” says party. It plans to vote program to Biden and Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly. doubts even in red states, in 2016, some voters who support the president, but they had been fed about his leadership, says COVID-19 was their breaking point. “I do not think it did something to protect us,” says Jami Cole, a teacher of 48 years, in Oklahoma, the Trump until the teacher supports interruptions in 2018. “I think that everything has COVID only sealed.” Stay Up to Date on the growing threat to global health, by signing up for our daily newsletter crown. Cole and others led to this piece disillusioned voters are in contact a private Facebook group “Ex fans called Trump” Trump disappointed States where voters gather to discuss their thoughts. The group was started by David Weissman, 2016 Trump voters in Florida who now tweets often liberal of his trip to Trump Democratic voters. Weissman, the group started on 20 April, there are now about 1,500 members. Trump crown response “was the last straw,” says Lavine Jessica Freeman, 48, who voted to support Biden for Trump in Georgia in 2016 and now plans. “If we had sat down and had this conversation in August last year, probably to Trump again I voted.” Brandon Hughes, a 32-year-old director of patient access in a hospital in Kentucky, says Trump Clinton voted in part because he thought, “are both terrible decisions.” He says he now feels deep shame at the decision when he thinks to explain Trump pandemic response to his six year old daughter. “It ‘a pandemic, where more than 50,000 people died, and he shows no empathy, no remorse, compassion it comes to opinions and the economy opened as soon as possible,” says Hughes. “I do not think it’s capable of compassion and empathy. If you can not prove during this example what he should?” As shown in Gallup does not represent these voters, most of Trump supporters who stuck mostly with him. “I do not know the president is held responsible for a virus that has killed people throughout our world,” says Sarah Hobson, owner of a law firm in Canton, Ga., Who voted for Trump in 2016 and so the intention to do again. “I think he’s doing the best he can.” Republican strategists note the pendulum slightly in the direction of Trump before the election will swing back. “Three months ago we were all sure that this election would be about impeachment, and three months before it was all go through the border wall,” says Brad Todd, one Republican strategist and co-author of the great revolt. But he sees signs of trouble when asked voters do not like the two candidates. In 2016, Trump took these voters; In 2020, Biden prefer. “It ‘a warning sign” for Trump says Todd. For now, the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee focuses on 17 battlefields including key swing states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida, and the most difficult targets such as New Mexico and Colorado. The spokesman Rick Gorka Trump Victory “If we believed the choice of the public, we would not have this conversation right now, because there is re-elected, he would” say when you asked Biden is the query in most swing states door. But even if the percentage of voters who are dissatisfied Trump grew small, these voters could prove crucial as Trump has not managed to expand its support through its main base, notes, presidential scholar Martha Joynt Kumar. “He loves to get his base, and needs them,” says Kumar. “It needs to be his excited because he got 46% of the vote [in 2016], and must do better to win. And ” The Crown crisis has highlighted the potential danger of this approach. “There is a group of people who voted for him because he was the lesser evil, which now threatens to vote go against him,” said Dennis Hodges. “They are not for Biden, but he will get my voice, and my family during the vote, precisely because of the inadequate response from top to bottom in all aspects of this pandemic.” Please send tips, leads and stories from the front to the virus @