Trump and Biden seek an edge among independents as Trump’s New York trial starts

As former President Donald Trump‘s New York hush money trial starts in earnest, he and President Joe Biden are grappling over how to deal with an enthusiasm gap, particularly among independent voters, for their 2024 runs before November.

While Trump’s trials are likely to politically advantage him and Biden with their respective bases of support, they may also underscore a lack of excitement from voters for the contest.

If Trump were a typical politician, his trials, including his presidential immunity Supreme Court oral argument this Thursday, would undermine his 2024 campaign, considering, in the words of Marist Institute for Public Opinion Director Lee Miringoff, he is “experiencing a daily pounding on the legal front.”

“Typically, he changes topic to throw off the scent, but not now,” Miringoff told the Washington Examiner of Trump. “He doesn’t control
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