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Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:38 AM

President Joe Biden makes dent in partisan divide with COVID-19 response

Latest Iowa Poll, with interesting breakdown of so-called "independents".

The majority of Iowans hold favorable feelings toward President Joe Biden a month and a half into his term, despite the state voting to re-elect former President Donald Trump by a margin of 8 percentage points four months ago.

Fifty-one percent say they hold either very favorable or mostly favorable feelings toward him, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. The poll, conducted by Selzer & Co., found 46% hold either mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable feelings toward Biden, a Democrat.

In September 2020, as the former vice president campaigned for the presidency, only 43% of Iowa adults said they had favorable feelings about him, and 51% held unfavorable feelings.
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And as an example of an "independent" views:
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Poll respondent Chris Savin, 45, of Cedar Rapids, also identifies as a political independent who intended to vote for Trump in November but his schedule interfered with getting to his polling place. He said he generally disapproves of Democrats and lumps Biden in with his party.

He specifically cited his disapproval of Biden's move to rescind Trump’s border control policies and speculated he did so because "obviously the Democrats want the Mexicans’ votes.” Savin also questioned Biden’s age and fitness for office.

“When Trump was running things, he had his finger on the pulse of everything. But Biden is going through a fog — whatever they tell him to do, he does,” Savin said.

Savin told pollsters he holds very unfavorable feelings toward Biden, and disapproves of Biden’s overall job in office as well as his response to the pandemic. COVID-19 relief hasn't gone to those who need it, Savin said.
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Source: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2021/03/15/iowa-poll-joe-biden-majority-favorable-ratings-trump-won-state/4645121001/

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SharonClark Mar 2021 OP
bearsfootball516 Mar 2021 #1
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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:40 AM

1. I work with a couple of people who claim to be "independents"

But all they do is parrot right wing talking points, never have anything good to say about Democrats, and then vote for Republicans.

Not all, but most independents are actually Republicans who are embarrassed to admit it, or don't want to take the heat for GOP fuckups.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:44 AM

3. Actually most polls show independents

approve of Biden by large margins. And Biden won the independent vote in November.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 02:00 PM

5. Independents come in lots of flavors.

They represent everything from Nazis to hippies to nerds. My sister is a socially left, financially moderate Independent who has voted Dem every election but one and went Independent then.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:41 AM

2. Mr. Savin is playing the charade that he is an independent;

however, he sure seems like a Republican to me.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:47 AM

4. Most indies are republicans.

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