Pennsylvania swing voters aren’t sold on a switch


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Trump-to-Biden swing voters in Pennsylvania in our latest Axios Engagious/Schlesinger focus groups favored Democrats or split-ticket midterm ballots, saying if Republicans retake power they’ll push a nationwide abortion ban and focus on “revenge” investigations against President Biden and his party.

Driving the news: These were the major takeaways from our two online focus groups conducted Oct. 11 — our last swing-voter panels before the Nov. 8 election.

Why it matters: These voters’ disappointment with Biden and the economy, and rising anxiety about crime, aren’t persuading them to embrace the Republicans at the top of their state’s ticket.

How it works: All 13 participants voted for former President Trump in 2016 and Biden in 2020. The panels included six registered Republicans, six Democrats and one independent.

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