Trump at a Cabinet session on youth vaping and e-cigarettes on Nov 22. 2019. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

About 10% of President Trump's 2016 voters said they would be less likely to vote for a 2020 presidential candidate that backs a flavored e-cigarette ban, a Morning Consult poll published Wednesday shows.

Why it matters: The Trump administration has been weighing a federal ban on almost all flavored vaping products since September. At least 47 people have died from a lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 25 states.

Yes, but: 51% of Trump's 2016 voters said they strongly support banning flavored e-cigarettes in a Morning Consult poll conducted right after the administration floated a ban in September. 26% of his 2016 voters said they supported a ban "somewhat."

The state of play: Conservative leaders have shared data with the White House that claims adults who vape will turn on Trump if a flavored product ban goes forward, but their case has included unsubstantiated assumptions about adult vapers and depicted them as single-issue voters.

  • Of note: Several 2016 battleground states with high GOP win margins also had a higher estimated number of adult vapers than states that went blue, per a 2018 study.

Methodology: The Morning Consult's survey used a sample of 677 Trump voters out of 1,988 total voters, with a margin of error of 4%.

The bottom line: Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw flavored tobacco and vaping products on Wednesday, as other temporary state bans work through the courts.

Go deeper: GOP allies warn vaping ban will sink Trump in 2020

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20 Republican former U.S. attorneys endorse Biden, call Trump "a threat to the rule of law"

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Twenty Republican former U.S. Attorneys on Tuesday endorsed Joe Biden while saying that "President Trump's leadership is a threat to rule of law" in the U.S., the Washington Post reports.

What they're saying: In the letter, the former prosecutors criticize Trump's use of the Department of Justice, saying the president expects the DOJ to "to serve his personal and political interests."

  • "He has politicized the Justice Department, dictating its priorities along political lines and breaking down the barrier that prior administrations had maintained between political and prosecutorial decision-making," the letter says.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told "Axios on HBO" on Monday that he wishes reining in the national debt was a higher priority for President Trump.

Why it matters: Trump pledged during the 2016 campaign to reduce the national debt and eliminate it entirely within eight years, though he also deemed himself "the king of debt" and said there were some priorities that required spending. In the fiscal year that ended in September, the deficit reached a record $3.1 trillion.

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