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    Molly Callahan began her career at a small, family-owned newspaper where the newsroom housed computers that used floppy disks. Since then, her work has been picked up by the Associated Press and recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she moved into a communications role at Northeastern University as part of its News@Northeastern reporting team. When she's not writing, Molly can be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or hanging out with her fiancée, Morgan, and their cat, Junie B. Jones. Profile

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There are 3 comments on A Jury Found Trump Guilty. Will Voters Care?

  1. Molly, your paragraph…

    “One area where we see Biden not doing as well as an incumbent president might have expected is among lower-information, moderate voters,” Brown says. This might include people who are generally tuned out of political news, or who are otherwise poorly informed about the salient issues in the race.

    …seems to imply that Trump supporters are “low-information” voters. This may be further from the truth than you care to admit. The question becomes which information are they lacking? Although they may not have a working knowledge of complex geopolitical issues, they buy groceries for their families, put fuel in their cars, and see the crime in their urban neighborhoods. It is these factors, which span the political spectrum, which will affect the election and determine the next POTUS.

  2. Given that Trump raised a record amount of money in the 24hrs post verdict, and that many BIG $$$ donors (a bunch of whom voted D in the past) are lining up behind him, the answer would seem a resounding – NO.

    The ‘lawfare’ tactic had worked for Ds in that it’s gained judgements, but the average American, AND BIG $$$ donors see the damage to the rule of law as being far greater .. NONE of these cases will survive appeal, and the Ds don’t care, cause they’re able to name call now – justice system be damned.

    Biden has NOTHING to run on .. the economy is sour, inflation is very real and hurting the average family, foreign wars are raging again, the border is wide open, domestic crime is out of control .. its been a disaster of a presidency to anyone with a unbiased eye.

    To the extent that Biden is behind in the polls, as he has been all along, is not good for his chances as polling almost never favors the R candidate – there are very few ‘shy’ D voters, vs very few ‘out’ R voters.

  3. I doubt the verdict changed anyone’s mind. Just the trial alone helped Trump because undecided voters (and many democrats) recognized the political motivation behind it. Moderate voters don’t want the country to descend into political prosecutions, and Biden will be blamed for trying to be the first to try it. Incredibly, Trump acted wisely by not prosecuting Hillary; Biden should have done the same.

    When I call some voters “undecided,” I mean they are undecided about who they like least. Granted Trump has his loud vocal minority, but no one at all is enthusiastic about Biden.

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