Polls indicate there are fewer undecided voters in the presidential election this time around than there were in 2016.
At least a few among them, though, have made themselves publicly known. Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs president who served as director of Trump's National Economic Council until April 2018, told CNBC on Monday, "I honestly haven't made up my mind." And Stephen Ross, "the billionaire real estate developer who founded Related Companies, owns the Miami Dolphins and has an interest in brands including SoulCycle and Equinox," and who hosted a fundraiser for Trump in 2019, told the New York Times last month, "I haven't really made a decision who I'm voting for."
Neither Cohn nor Ross is known to be particularly indecisive, and while we haven't yet seen presidential debates, there probably isn't that much more to be learned by voters about either Trump or Biden at this point. We do have a secret ballot in this country. One of dynamics this year with Trump is that if you publicly support him a lot of people will immediately denounce you as an evil racist or as an enabler of that. That may account for some actual Trump voters publicly describing themselves as undecided, especially if they are subject to such denunciation within their own families or close friend groups.
Again, we do have a secret ballot in this country. One might say integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching and speculate that the reason people might vote for Trump but not publicly admit it is that those people are ashamed of themselves. Or one might say, as Trump did in his speech accepting the nomination, "Americans are exhausted trying to keep up with the latest lists of approved words and phrases. And the ever-more restrictive political decrees.... The goal of cancel culture is to make decent Americans live in fear of being fired, expelled, shamed, humiliated and driven from society as we know it. The far Left wants to coerce you into saying what you know to be false and scare you out of saying what you know to be true. Very sad. But on November 3rd, you can send them a very thundering message they will never forget."