NY Times Shocked By Trump’s Appeal With Independent Voters

The New York Times did a double take when its own research found 11 out of 13 independent voters in a focus group chose former President Donald Trump over incumbent Joe Biden.

Many of the independents made unfavorable comments about the 45th president, but when it came time to choose, they rejected another four years of Biden’s leadership.

The outlet questioned voters aged 22-64 years old about their leading concerns. The economy ranked number one with several expressing worries over the high costs of food and other essentials.

Of the 13, 12 cited finances as their top priority. And 11 told the Times that they were leaning toward choosing the Republican over the Democratic incumbent come November.

It got even more interesting when the focus group was asked specifically about impressions of Biden.

Words and phrases such as “senile” and “unfit for the presidency” were bandied about, with one commenting that “he does not appear to be a capable commander in chief.”

Still another independent voter complained that “I don’t feel like I’m being told the truth. I don’t feel like I’m being told anything upfront. I was just so disappointed.”

But it’s not as though the Times gathered 13 Trump supporters. The same voters tossed around such criticisms as “egotistical,” “narcissist” and “disastrous.”

Even so, 11 of the 13 considered the former president a far better selection than the current White House occupant.

One woman compared the performance of each and concluded “Donald Trump did a better job. Joe Biden, I mean, I feel like I don’t have a president.”

She credited Trump with starting the conversation over runaway illegal migration. “Sure, it was divisive, and sure, it really wasn’t the most productive, but it really highlighted problems and the divisiveness that was already hidden inside our country.”

Disconcerting for the president’s camp had to be the words of one of the two independents who leaned toward the Democrat. He said he would choose Biden over Trump in an immediate election but complained his selection is not “inspiring, at all.”

Even more discouraging for liberals was the consensus that the flurry of indictments against the former president have no bearing on the independent voters’ choices.