I agree, Biden wasn't Trump and that was enough. At least for independents, swing voters. What you're missing is those independent voters who voted their dislike for 3rd party candidate mainly because they didn't want either major party candidate to win. Voted against both major party candidates for a third party candidate to show their disdain for both.
Nothing will top 2016. Trump won independents 46-42 over Hillary Clinton with 12% of independents voting against both major party candidates. In other words you had 54% of independents voting against Trump, 58% voting against Clinton using your idea or method.
2020 you had 5% of independents vote against both Biden and Trump, so 59% of all swing voters voted against Trump while 46% of independents voted against Biden.
Last edited by perotista; 06/16/21 09:36 PM.