The Big Issue Hurting Joe Biden With Independents

By Patrick Healy

Produced by Jillian Weinberger

Joe Biden is struggling to win the support of swing voters, and no, it’s not just because of his age.

In this focus group, undecided independent voters tell Deputy Editor Patrick Healy why, if the election were held today, they’d be more likely to cast their ballot for Donald Trump than Joe Biden, despite disagreeing with him on issues like abortion.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication, and can be found in the audio player above.)

Credit…Illustration by Akshita Chandra/The New York Times; Photograph by Jim Watson/AFP, via Getty Images

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This episode of “The Opinions” was produced by Jillian Weinberger. It was edited by Alison Bruzek and Kaari Pitkin. Mixing by Sonia Herrero. Original music by Issac Jones, Carole Sabouraud. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.

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