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Farmers back Trump over Biden, 50% to 32% in DTN/Zogby poll

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FARMERS: 50% BACK TRUMP, 32% BIDEN

The heartland has some good news for President Trump. A survey of farmers and rural Americans finds that they favor the president over Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden by a wide margin, according to DTN, a Minneapolis-based research and marketing firm specializing in agriculture, livestock, crops and other related fields.

With Zogby Analytics, the firm reached out to the farming community for their research, shared with Inside the Beltway.

“The survey of more than 1,000 adults in rural counties in the United States revealed the majority of rural farmers are likely to elect Donald Trump in the 2020 election, despite most believing that U.S. agriculture is worse off than four years ago. The majority of rural Americans would vote for President Trump — 50% for Trump, 32% for Biden, 11% not sure,” the poll analysis said.

The respondents credit White House policy for positive developments.

“According to our recent survey, 57% of farmers believe that President Trump’s focus on agriculture has improved their farming and ranching financial outlook. Furthermore, 53% approve of the job that Donald Trump has done as president. Both of these data points are strong indicators as to why farmers prefer President Trump over Joe Biden in the coming election,” Grey Montgomery — the organization’s senior vice president-agriculture and managing director of content — tells Inside the Beltway.

The survey also revealed key concerns for the farming community: 62% claimed strength of economy is the biggest issue driving their decision on the election, followed by health care (48%), protection of the Second Amendment (39%), trade (28%) and climate change (27%). The poll of 1,000 U.S. adults in rural counties was conducted Sept. 1-9 and will be released at a future date.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump and his campaign have a cordial relationship with this grassroots population.

“The rural and agricultural community is one of the earliest and most important foundations of the United States. Since day one, President Trump has recognized the contributions of farmers and ranchers across the country and has enacted policies to ensure the prosperity of rural America,” notes the mission statement of Farmers and Ranchers for Trump, one of 38 voter coalitions within the Trump campaign.

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