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Battleground Voter Who Backed Hillary Clinton in 2016: 'This Time Around' I'm 90 Percent for Trump

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An undecided Wisconsin voter announced on Fox News that she was likely planning to cast her ballot for President Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election.

Caitlin Singleton, who was part of an undecided voters panel Monday on “Fox & Friends,” reflected on the 2016 election and the past four years.

“I did vote for Hillary [Clinton] in 2016 and have ever since I was able to vote, voted Democrat,” Singleton said. “This time around I am leaning towards Trump strongly. I’d say 90 percent leading towards Trump. I don’t think there’s much that will change my mind between now and tomorrow.”

“His policies for the most part are what has pushed me towards looking at him more closely. You know from where I was last year to now is a complete 180. I think it’s shocked a lot of people,” she continued.

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Singleton mentioned that she is voting in person, though it’s worth noting that mail-in ballots are arriving in massive numbers in the state, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Having undecided voters in battleground states like Wisconsin as late as the day before the election is huge for both presidential campaigns.

Will President Donald Trump win the state of Wisconsin?

That being said, polling data hints that Trump is the underdog, just like he was in the 2016 election.

The Trump campaign made it a point to visit Wisconsin in the final few days of the campaign, holding a rally in Kenosha on Monday night.

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Democratic nominee Joe Biden with a 6.7 percentage point polling lead in Wisconsin.

In 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ahead by 6.5 points in the polls going into Election Day, but lost the state by a little over 20,000 votes.

When Trump surrogates refer to the polls being wrong in 2016, they are almost directly referring to Wisconsin and other Rust Belt states, where polls showed Clinton significantly ahead of Trump.

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While we don’t know whether Rust Belt polling will be proven inaccurate again, Trump will need more undecided voters like Singleton to assure a second term.

Former Republican Rep. Sean Duffy spoke about the state of the race in Wisconsin on Sunday.

“So like in 2016,” he told Fox News, “throw those polls away. This is a really close race in Wisconsin. I think it’s a one-point race either way.”

Wisconsin is just one piece of the puzzle for the Trump team, as many wonder if lightning can strike twice.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. Since 2019, he has been a Young America's Foundation member.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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