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US election 2020: Not only pollsters who underestimated Donald Trump, those who despise him did too

Suzanne Breen


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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House (Evan Vucci/AP)

On the eve of the most contentious US presidential election ever, a senior DUP figure warned me against writing off the chances of the incumbent.

Don’t forget about the shy Trump voter,” he said as the polls gave Joe Biden a double digit lead. “Our party has seen this time and time again here. People don’t broadcast that they’re supporting us but, in the privacy of the voting booth, they do.”

The presidential election result still technically hangs in the balance, although Biden is the odds-on favourite to triumph.


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