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A lot can happen in four years SBS News meets Americans who supported Donald Trump in 2016 and came to regret him

If Joe Biden is to win the White House, he must boost traditional Democratic voter turnout and win independents

Those who supported US President Donald Trump in 2016 and came to regret that he could play a big role in the November 3 poll

Chris Gibbs grows corn and soybeans on his farm in Ohio Formerly president of his local Republican Party, he supported Mr. Trump in the 2016 election

« I have a pond here Donald Trump could cross this pond and I wouldn’t vote for him, » he told SBS News

M Gibbs is involved in Rural America 2020, an action group trying to help turn red states into blue in the presidential election by appealing to voters outside of major cities.

He hopes the economic fallout from M’s trade war Trump with China and the decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will convince some farmers – often reliable Republican voters – to consider supporting Mr. Biden

Speak out against M Trump made life difficult for him in his deep red light district, but says he has no regrets

« My grandchildren are going to come see me and say, ‘Grandpa, we are studying this period, what were you doing then? « 

« I’ll say I woke up I put country on the party I got up and said ‘enough was enough' »

The suburb of Atlanta was once reliably Republican, but an influx of new residents from across the United States and M’s low approval ratings Trump among female voters shifted region into rebound territory

Outside of a dinner party at Marietta are Jim and Donna Hartsfield They both supported Mr. Trump in 2016 and have already voted this time for M Biden

« I thought maybe we needed something a little different and [M Trump] being a businessman it could be a little different « , says Ms Hartsfield » It is to a degree, but I am very disappointed with him « 

« To me he seems to be very selfish he is fair to himself He says he cares about the country but he denigrates our military He thinks he has done a great job with the pandemic – I doesn’t think he did a good job He doesn’t want to listen to scientists « 

« I thought the Clintons had taken their course, it was Bush – Clinton – Bush – Clinton, » he said « I thought we needed a new person in there, and it didn’t not worked, frankly « 

« The pandemic, which was not the fault of [M Trump], plunged the United States into economic chaos, « he said » I don’t think he handled it well He’s starting to call our scientists dumb I think he should listen to our scientists « 

Despite being a long-time Republican, Michael Taylor has come to regret supporting Mr. Trump in 2016 faster than most

« This was the first or second day he bragged about the size of his crowd, arguing with critics It was like ‘are you kidding me? Let’s get on with people’s business’ I started to regret [my vote] right away « 

Longtime Republican Michael had backed another candidate in the primary, but couldn’t bring himself to vote for Hillary Clinton A less than perfect Republican was always better than a Democrat, he thought

« I was hoping that once elected he would take on a more presidential tone. Be a leader for the whole country and stop worrying about the little grievances he is still so obsessed with, » he says

The father of three is the mayor of Sterling Heights, a town just north of Detroit It’s an area heavily dependent on the auto industry

M Trump won Michigan by less than 11,000 thanks to the support of unionized workers who were told auto production would increase under his presidency

Some new manufacturing plants have opened, but before the pandemic 2,400 auto jobs were lost in the state during M’s first tenure Trump The number is even higher now

« I think for the most part people understand that Donald Trump doesn’t stand by what he said he would do and what he says now, » says M Taylor

« While he says, ‘I saved your auto industry, there are more jobs in the auto industry,’ he is not right and the proof is in the numbers »

The first polls open at 6 a.m. local time, or around 10 p.m. AEDT on Tuesday, November 3, and the last poll ends at 4 p.m. AEDT on Wednesday, November 4

You can watch the live video and read our blog live on the SBS News website and app, as votes are counted from Wednesday 11:00 a.m. (AEDT) to 6:00 a.m.8 p.m. (AEDT) SBS will stream coverage from our partners, ABC World News America, with all the latest analysis and commentary live from the United States

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