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December 7, 2020

Most Say Mail-In Voting Worked, But 47% Say Fraud Likely

Most voters say this year’s unprecedented level of mail-in voting was largely successful and continue to think President Trump should concede the presidential race. Republicans, however, strongly believe Democrats are likely to have stolen the election.

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December 4, 2020

52% See Obama’s Economic Policies as Better Model for Biden Than Trump’s

Despite the explosive economic growth of the last four years interrupted only by the coronavirus lockdown, most voters want to return to the economic policies of President Obama.

December 3, 2020

Most Still Want Citizenship Question on U.S. Census

Americans continue to agree with the Trump administration that the U.S. Census should include a citizenship question and say illegal immigrants should not be counted when congressional seats are being apportioned.

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December 2, 2020

Voters Say COVID-19 Comes First for Biden

The coronavirus is far and away the top action item on likely new President Joe Biden’s list as far as voters are concerned.

December 1, 2020

Voters See Each Other as America’s Enemy

U.S. voters now regard each other as a bigger enemy than Russia or North Korea and just as dangerous as China.

November 24, 2020

Most Reject Big Government But Expect Biden to Grow It Anyway

Most voters continue to view big government as a problem and don’t want it, but they strongly suspect that more government and higher taxes are on the way with Joe Biden in the White House.

November 23, 2020

Democrats Like One-Party Rule More Than Others

With Democrats on the brink of one-party rule in Washington, D.C., it’s no surprise that they like the idea a lot more than other voters do.

November 19, 2020

61% Think Trump Should Concede to Biden

Most voters now believe President Trump should admit that he lost the election, although they’re less certain their friends and neighbors would agree. They’re more closely divided, however, over whether the Democrats stole the election as Trump contends.

November 17, 2020

New High of 60% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs

More voters than ever consider China an enemy and think the Asian giant should pick up the tab for at least some of the global costs of the coronavirus.

November 12, 2020

Voters Still See A Divided America, But Lack Confidence That A Trump Defeat Will Help

Voters continue to see a more divided America after four years of the Trump presidency. While half of voters place the blame at Trump’s feet, nearly as many don’t see it getting any better if Biden takes his seat in the White House.

November 11, 2020

Most Decided Their Vote Over A Month Ago, Worry About Voter Fraud

Voting patterns in this year’s presidential election are virtually the same as those in 2016, with most voters making their decision weeks before Election Day. But over a quarter of voters worry their vote won’t be correctly counted.

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November 10, 2020

Only 56% of Biden Voters Say They Were Voting FOR Biden

Looking back at the presidential election, Trump voters overwhelmingly say they voted for the president, while a sizable number of Biden supporters admit they were voting against Trump rather than for the former vice president.

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November 6, 2020

Trump Voters Scorch Media Coverage; Biden Voters Like It

Voters are less critical of the media’s presidential campaign coverage than they were four years ago, with most continuing to rely on television as their primary news source. But Biden voters remain far bigger cheerleaders of the media than Trump voters are.

November 5, 2020

How Did We Vote and What For

President Trump’s job performance was the most important issue for Biden voters, closely followed by the coronavirus. For Trump voters, the economy came first and then how the president did his job.

November 4, 2020

Voters Reject Post-Election Unity, Say Violence More Likely If Trump Wins

Regardless of the winner, few voters expect us all to get along after Election Day. A Trump win is expected to trigger a more violent reaction than a Biden victory.

November 3, 2020

Trump’s Voters Expect A Winner Today More Than Biden’s Do

Trump voters are much more confident than Biden supporters that the winner of the presidential race will be known today. Among all voters, Democrat Joe Biden is seen as more likely to admit he’s lost than President Trump.

November 2, 2020

Ohio: Trump 48%, Biden 45%

President Trump has moved three points ahead of Democrat Joe Biden in Ohio, a state that is key to Trump’s hopes of staying in the White House.

November 2, 2020

Pennsylvania: Biden 49%, Trump 45%

Democrat Joe Biden holds a four-point lead in Pennsylvania, a state that appears essential to President Trump’s reelection.

November 2, 2020

White House Watch: Biden 48%, Trump 47%

President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are in a near tie in Rasmussen Reports’ final White House Watch survey before Election Day.

November 1, 2020

Florida: Biden 48%, Trump 47%

Going into Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden and President Trump are in a virtual tie in the critical state of Florida.