Here's something I worked up for another site. I would appreciate your opinions. I hope this is the right place for it.

Has Trump changed swing voters/independents voting habits? Let’s look at the numbers for the last 20 years in how swing voters/independents have voted.

2020 independents voted for Democratic Joe Biden by a 54-41 margin over Trump.
2018 independents voted for Democratic congressional candidates 54-42 over Republican congressional candidates.
2016 independents voted for Republican Trump by a 46-42 margin over Hillary Clinton with 12% voting third party against both Trump and Hillary.
2014 independents voted for Republican congressional candidate 54-42 over Democratic congressional candidates.
2012 independents voted for Republican Romney over Democratic Obama 51-48.
2010 independents voted for Republican congressional candidates 54-37 over Democratic congressional candidates.
2008 independents voted for Democratic Obama over Republican McCain 52-44
2006 independents voted for Democratic congressional candidates 57-41 over Republican congressional
candidates.
2004 independents voted for Democratic Kerry 48-47 over Republican G.W. Bush.
2002 independents voted for Republican congressional candidates 50-46 over Democratic congressional candidates.
2000 independents voted for Republican G.W. Bush by a 48-46 margin over democratic Al Gore.

From 2010 through 2016 it’s easy to see independents voting Republican, sometimes by a lot, 2010, 2014. Other times by a small margin 2012 and 2016. Then going by a huge margin for the Democrats in 2018 and 2020. The Trump factor? You decide.

Pre-2010 independents were fairly split in 2000, 2002 and 2004, then going big for democratic congressional candidates in 2006 and for Obama in 2008. Then the big switch from Democratic to Republican for 2010 which lasted 4 election cycles until 2018.

What do you think? Was Trump responsible for the big switch after 4 election cycles from Republican to going huge for the Democrats in 2018 and 2020?

https://www.cnn.com/election/2020/exit-polls/president/national-results
https://www.cnn.com/election/2018/exit-polls
https://www.cnn.com/election/2016/results/exit-polls
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/2014/us/house/exitpoll/
http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/race/president/
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls.main/
https://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls.main/
https://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/pages/results/states/US/H/00/epolls.0.html
https://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/US/P/00/epolls.0.html
https://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2002/data/epolls/states/US/H/00/epolls.html
http://www.roperld.com/politics/exitpolls.htm


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.