September 2, 2020 - Biden Tops Trump By 10 Points Among Likely Voters, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Nearly 6 In 10 Say The Country Is Worse Off Than It Was In 2016 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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On the heels of back-to-back political party conventions and a climate of growing unrest in the country, likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 52 - 42 percent in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in the 2020 presidential election race by the Quinnipiac University Poll, and cannot be compared to results of earlier surveys of registered voters. Democrats go to Biden 93 - 6 percent, Republicans go to Trump 90 - 8 percent, and independents back Biden 50 - 40 percent.

COUNTRY BETTER OR WORSE OFF THAN 2016?

Likely voters say 58 - 38 percent that the country is worse off than it was in 2016, the year of the last presidential election. Republicans say 84 - 15 percent the country is better off, Democrats say 95 - 4 percent it is worse off, and independents say 60 - 36 percent it is worse off.

"With six in ten likely voters feeling the country has lost ground, the president stares down a big gap to make up in a short time," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

BIDEN VS. TRUMP: THE ISSUES

Likely voters are split 48 - 48 percent when asked whether Biden or Trump would do a better job handling the economy.

Asked about handling four other key issues, Biden holds a clear lead:
  • On handling racial inequality, Biden would do a better job 58 - 36 percent;
  • On handling the response to the coronavirus, Biden would do a better job 56 - 40 percent;
  • On handling health care, Biden would do a better job 55 - 41 percent;
  • On handling a crisis, Biden would do a better job 53 - 43 percent.
MORE SAFE, LESS SAFE

Fifty percent of likely voters say having Donald Trump as president of the United States makes them feel less safe, while 35 percent say it makes them feel more safe, and 14 percent say it doesn't have any impact on how they feel.

Forty-two percent of likely voters say having Joe Biden as president of the United States would make them feel more safe, while 40 percent say it would make them feel less safe, and 16 percent say it wouldn't have any impact on how they feel.

"While the president has been pushing the issue of safety to the center of the presidential campaign, it raises the question: Who most has your back, the current administration, or the challengers? As racial strife, a seemingly endless pandemic, and an economy on life support unnerve Americans, voters foresee a more reliable lifeline in the Biden Harris ticket," added Malloy.

FAVORABILITY RATINGS: BIDEN AND HARRIS

Biden receives a mixed favorability rating, as 45 percent have a favorable opinion and 48 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

For Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, 40 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of her, 34 percent have an unfavorable opinion, and 25 percent haven't heard enough about her.

FAVORABILITY RATINGS: TRUMP AND PENCE

Likely voters give Trump a negative favorability rating with 56 percent having an unfavorable opinion and 41 percent viewing him favorably.

Vice President Mike Pence's favorability rating is also underwater as 47 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable opinion of him and 38 percent view him favorably.

MAIL-IN & ABSENTEE BALLOTS, EARLY & IN-PERSON VOTING

More than 4 in 10 of likely voters, 45 percent, say they think they will vote in person on Election Day. Just over one-third, 35 percent, say they think they will vote early by mail or absentee ballot, and 16 percent say they think they will vote at an early voting location. There are sharp divides along political party lines when it comes to the most popular mode of casting a ballot. A majority of Republicans, 64 percent, think they will vote in person, while a slim majority of Democrats, 51 percent, think they will vote by mail or absentee ballot. Among independents, a plurality, 45 percent, say they think they will vote in person.

TRUMP JOB APPROVAL

President Trump receives a negative job approval rating with 43 percent of likely voters approving of the job he's doing and 54 percent disapproving.

He gets higher marks on his handling of the economy, with voters split 49 - 49 percent.

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Forty-one percent of likely voters approve of the way President Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus, while 57 percent disapprove.

More than half of likely voters, 55 - 39 percent, think President Trump is hurting rather than helping efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS OUTLOOK

Overall, likely voters are evenly split on whether the coronavirus situation in the United States is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same. Thirty-three percent say better, 32 percent say worse, and 32 percent say the same. Along party lines, a majority of Republicans, 64 percent, say it's getting better, while a majority of Democrats, 56 percent, say it's getting worse. Independents are mixed: 38 percent say the same, 32 percent say better, and 27 percent say worse.

More than six in ten likely voters, 61 percent, say they either personally know someone who's been infected with the coronavirus or have been infected themselves.

THE ECONOMY

Sixty percent of likely voters describe the economy as "not so good" or "poor," while 37 percent describe it as "excellent" or "good." Views on the economy vary greatly depending on political affiliation. Seventy-four percent of Republicans describe it as "excellent" or "good," 88 percent of Democrats describe it as "not so good" or "poor," and 64 percent of independents describe it as "not so good" or "poor."

RACISM: A BIG PROBLEM IN THE U.S.

Three-quarters of likely voters do agree on one thing: that racism is a big problem in the United States. Overall, 75 percent say it's a big problem, while 23 percent say it is not a big problem. Broken down by party, Democrats say 97 - 2 percent it's a big problem, and independents say 72 - 25 percent it's a big problem. Republicans, however, are split with 51 percent saying it's a big problem and 45 percent saying it is not.

"Overall, the majority of likely voters agree as to what has been described as America's original sin. They see racism as pervasive," added Malloy.

1,081 likely voters nationwide were surveyed from August 28 - 31 with a margin of error of +/- 3.0 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than twenty states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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1. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for president; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                72%    68%    82%    65%    71%    72%    78%    73%
Some                 18     20     11     24     20     17     14     17
Only a little         8     11      6      8      7      9      6      9
None at all           2      1      -      4      2      2      2      1
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A lot                67%    64%    73%    83%    75%    76%    75%    72%    62%
Some                 22     21     18     12     16     16     16     15     27
Only a little         9     13      7      4      8      8      8     10      9
None at all           2      2      2      -      1      1      1      3      1
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
2. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Joe Biden the Democrat or Donald Trump the Republican?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                52%     8%    93%    50%    48%    56%    63%    35%
Trump                42     90      6     40     47     39     32     61
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      4      1      3      1      2
DK/NA                 3      2      1      6      4      3      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                63%    53%    44%    50%    38%    52%    46%    83%    56%
Trump                27     42     53     46     57     44     50     11     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       5      1      2      -      1      2      1      3      4
DK/NA                 4      4      1      3      4      2      3      3      3
 
 
3. Thinking about the 2020 election, do you think you will vote in person on Election Day, vote early by mail or absentee ballot, or vote at an early voting location?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
In person            45%    64%    27%    45%    50%    42%    36%    55%
Mail/Absentee ballot 35     18     51     36     32     38     42     30
Early voting loc     16     15     17     15     15     16     20     10
WON'T VOTE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      3      4      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
In person            38%    53%    52%    37%    53%    45%    49%    26%    49%
Mail/Absentee ballot 41     27     31     43     29     39     34     32     38
Early voting loc     16     18     15     14     14     14     14     34     11
WON'T VOTE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 5      2      3      5      4      3      3      8      2
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            45%     7%    89%    37%    41%    48%    59%    29%
Unfavorable          48     89      7     53     50     46     36     64
Hvn't hrd enough      6      3      3      7      6      5      4      6
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      3      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            41%    47%    43%    48%    33%    45%    40%    74%    43%
Unfavorable          46     45     54     47     60     49     54     16     50
Hvn't hrd enough     10      5      2      4      5      5      5     10      4
REFUSED               3      2      1      1      2      1      1      -      3
 
 
4a. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable q4) Do you have a strongly or somewhat favorable/unfavorable opinion?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Strongly favorable   29%     3%    68%    18%    23%    34%    38%    17%
Smwht favorable      15      4     20     19     17     13     21     12
Smwht unfavorable    11     16      2     16     11     11      9     12
Strongly unfavorable 35     72      4     35     38     33     27     52
Hvn't hrd enough      6      3      3      7      6      5      4      6
REFUSED               4      2      2      5      5      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   13%    25%    33%    41%    18%    30%    24%    52%    30%
Smwht favorable      29     22      9      6     16     15     15     18     13
Smwht unfavorable    16     14      9      7     11     10     11     10     16
Strongly unfavorable 28     31     44     39     48     38     43      6     34
Hvn't hrd enough     10      5      2      4      5      5      5     10      4
REFUSED               5      3      3      2      3      1      2      4      3
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            41%    89%     6%    36%    46%    36%    31%    58%
Unfavorable          56     11     94     58     51     60     68     40
Hvn't hrd enough      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
REFUSED               2      -      -      5      3      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            25%    38%    52%    46%    55%    43%    48%    14%    37%
Unfavorable          70     58     47     51     43     56     50     82     58
Hvn't hrd enough      1      1      -      2      -      1      -      4      1
REFUSED               4      3      1      1      2      1      1      -      5
 
 
5a. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable q5) Do you have a strongly or somewhat favorable/unfavorable opinion?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Strongly favorable   31%    78%     1%    24%    33%    30%    22%    46%
Smwht favorable       9     10      5     12     12      7      8     12
Smwht unfavorable     5      3      4      7      5      5      6      4
Strongly unfavorable 49      6     88     50     45     53     61     35
Hvn't hrd enough      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
REFUSED               4      2      2      5      4      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   14%    25%    43%    40%    41%    34%    37%     8%    25%
Smwht favorable      10     13      8      5     13      8     10      5     12
Smwht unfavorable     6      5      4      4      5      5      5      4      3
Strongly unfavorable 64     52     42     47     38     50     45     76     53
Hvn't hrd enough      1      1      -      2      -      1      -      4      1
REFUSED               4      4      2      2      2      2      2      3      7
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Wht
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Evang
 
Approve              43%    90%     6%    41%    47%    38%    31%    60%    78%
Disapprove           54     10     94     55     50     59     66     38     19
DK/NA                 3      1      1      4      3      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    42%    52%    47%    57%    44%    49%    10%    37%
Disapprove           71     54     45     50     41     54     48     84     60
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      2      2      2      6      3
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q22
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Approve              87%    16%
Disapprove           11     82
DK/NA                 2      2
 
 
6a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q6) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Wht
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Evang
 
Approve strongly     34%    82%     1%    28%    36%    31%    25%    50%    67%
Approve smwht         9      8      4     13     11      7      7     10     11
Disapprove smwht      5      2      4      7      6      5      5      3      2
Disapprove strongly  49      7     90     48     44     54     61     35     17
DK/NA                 3      1      1      5      3      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     18%    26%    46%    42%    46%    36%    40%     8%    23%
Approve smwht         8     17      6      5     11      7      9      2     15
Disapprove smwht     11      3      4      2      5      3      4     12      6
Disapprove strongly  60     51     42     48     36     52     45     71     54
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      2      2      2      6      3
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q22
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Approve strongly     71%    11%
Approve smwht        16      5
Disapprove smwht      3      7
Disapprove strongly   8     75
DK/NA                 2      3
 
 
7. Overall, do you think the country is better off or worse off today than it was in 2016?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               38%    84%     4%    36%    44%    33%    29%    53%
Worse                58     15     95     60     53     63     68     43
SAME(VOL)             1      -      1      2      1      1      1      2
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      2      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               20%    39%    48%    43%    51%    38%    44%     9%    37%
Worse                76     57     50     53     46     58     52     87     60
SAME(VOL)             3      2      1      -      1      2      1      -      3
DK/NA                 1      2      2      4      2      2      2      4      1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Mike Pence favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            38%    77%     8%    36%    43%    35%    32%    53%
Unfavorable          47     10     80     47     42     51     60     32
Hvn't hrd enough     13     12     11     16     13     14      7     13
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            21%    34%    53%    43%    50%    42%    45%    11%    34%
Unfavorable          66     48     38     41     36     48     42     66     54
Hvn't hrd enough     13     17      9     14     13     10     11     21     12
REFUSED               -      1      -      2      1      1      1      2      -
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Kamala Harris favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            40%    10%    80%    31%    36%    44%    55%    26%
Unfavorable          34     70      2     36     40     30     29     50
Hvn't hrd enough     25     19     19     33     24     25     16     24
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            34%    42%    41%    45%    29%    42%    36%    60%    41%
Unfavorable          27     30     42     37     49     36     42     10     24
Hvn't hrd enough     39     27     16     18     21     22     21     30     34
REFUSED               -      1      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
10. Does Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate make you more enthusiastic about his candidacy, less enthusiastic about his candidacy, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More enthusiastic    34%     7%    68%    29%    29%    38%    45%    23%
Less enthusiastic    25     50      3     26     29     22     19     33
No difference        39     42     28     44     40     38     35     43
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More enthusiastic    27%    36%    35%    38%    23%    38%    31%    58%    31%
Less enthusiastic    21     23     30     25     34     24     28     11     25
No difference        50     39     34     34     42     38     40     28     44
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      1      -      1      2      -
 
 
11. Does Donald Trump's selection of Mike Pence to be his vice-presidential running mate make you more enthusiastic about his candidacy, less enthusiastic about his candidacy, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More enthusiastic    23%    56%     4%    18%    22%    24%    19%    36%
Less enthusiastic    18      5     29     18     17     19     19     10
No difference        57     38     66     64     59     56     62     53
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      1      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More enthusiastic    11%    18%    27%    35%    31%    29%    30%     2%    17%
Less enthusiastic    32     15     15     12      9     16     13     29     29
No difference        56     65     58     50     60     53     56     65     54
DK/NA                 1      2      1      3      -      2      1      4      -
 
 
12. How much, if any, of the - Democratic National Convention did you watch or listen to: all or most of it, some of it, just a little, or none of it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
All or most          30%    18%    51%    19%    22%    36%    30%    25%
Some                 26     25     23     30     28     25     30     24
Just a little        21     24     14     23     27     15     22     22
None                 23     32     12     27     22     24     18     30
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
All or most          20%    23%    29%    42%    21%    32%    27%    45%    27%
Some                 32     30     24     21     25     26     26     24     29
Just a little        23     19     22     21     28     17     22     19     21
None                 24     28     24     16     26     25     25     12     23
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
13. How much, if any, of the - Republican National Convention did you watch or listen to: all or most of it, some of it, just a little, or none of it?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
All or most          24%    44%    13%    18%    21%    27%    22%    30%
Some                 25     27     20     28     30     20     22     24
Just a little        25     15     29     29     25     25     32     23
None                 26     14     37     25     23     28     23     23
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
All or most          13%    19%    25%    39%    24%    30%    27%    18%    19%
Some                 33     23     24     19     25     22     23     20     33
Just a little        27     27     26     21     30     24     26     23     23
None                 26     30     25     21     21     24     23     39     26
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    93%     7%    50%    54%    44%    39%    63%
Disapprove           49      6     90     47     43     54     58     36
DK/NA                 2      -      2      3      2      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    48%    58%    48%    61%    49%    54%    22%    45%
Disapprove           58     51     41     49     37     50     44     75     54
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      3      1      2      3      1
 
 
15. Does having Donald Trump as president of the United States make you feel more safe, less safe, or doesn't it have an impact on how safe you feel?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More safe            35%    80%     4%    31%    38%    33%    28%    50%
Less safe            50      8     87     50     44     54     59     36
No impact            14     12      9     18     17     11     13     13
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More safe            15%    32%    48%    44%    45%    39%    42%     8%    29%
Less safe            65     50     40     46     37     50     44     73     56
No impact            20     17     10      9     17     10     13     17     15
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
 
16. Do you think having Joe Biden as president of the United States would make you feel more safe, less safe, or wouldn't it have an impact on how safe you feel?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More safe            42%     7%    85%    35%    35%    48%    52%    31%
Less safe            40     80      5     41     45     36     31     55
No impact            16     13      7     23     18     14     16     14
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      2      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More safe            42%    42%    38%    46%    32%    44%    38%    59%    42%
Less safe            30     36     48     44     52     41     46     10     43
No impact            27     20     13      7     16     14     15     25     13
DK/NA                 1      2      1      3      1      1      1      5      2
 
 
17. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling the economy: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                48%    92%     7%    51%    53%    44%    40%    64%
Biden                48      6     91     43     43     52     56     35
DK/NA                 4      2      2      5      4      4      4      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                38%    47%    57%    50%    61%    49%    55%    16%    44%
Biden                56     50     42     47     36     48     43     74     53
DK/NA                 6      2      2      3      2      3      3     10      3
 
 
18. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling health care: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                41%    87%     4%    39%    44%    38%    32%    57%
Biden                55     10     95     57     53     58     64     40
DK/NA                 4      3      1      5      4      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                25%    37%    52%    47%    53%    44%    48%    10%    37%
Biden                72     57     46     50     44     53     49     85     61
DK/NA                 3      6      2      3      4      3      3      6      2
 
 
19. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling a crisis: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                43%    90%     4%    41%    46%    40%    35%    59%
Biden                53      9     94     52     48     58     63     38
DK/NA                 4      1      2      7      6      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                28%    42%    53%    47%    57%    44%    50%    13%    36%
Biden                68     55     44     50     39     53     47     81     60
DK/NA                 5      3      2      2      3      3      3      6      4
 
 
20. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling racial inequality: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                36%    80%     1%    34%    37%    35%    26%    52%
Biden                58     13     98     58     55     60     70     41
DK/NA                 6      6      1      8      8      4      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                21%    31%    47%    44%    47%    39%    43%    10%    30%
Biden                76     60     48     51     44     57     51     87     66
DK/NA                 2      9      5      5      9      4      6      4      5
 
 
21. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling the response to the coronavirus: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                40%    86%     5%    37%    44%    36%    29%    57%
Biden                56     12     93     58     51     59     66     39
DK/NA                 5      3      2      6      5      5      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                22%    39%    51%    45%    53%    42%    47%     8%    37%
Biden                76     56     46     51     42     55     49     88     61
DK/NA                 3      4      3      4      5      4      4      5      2
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Trump                29%    43%    46%    36%    27%    39%    58%
Biden                65     54     50     58     67     58     37
DK/NA                 6      3      4      6      5      3      5
 
 
22. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             6%    15%     2%     4%     8%     5%     4%     8%
Good                 31     59     11     29     34     28     28     40
Not so good          31     20     38     36     29     34     34     32
Poor                 29      5     50     28     28     31     32     19
DK/NA                 2      2      -      3      1      3      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             2%     6%     5%    10%     9%     5%     7%     1%     3%
Good                 19     33     38     34     41     31     36     12     33
Not so good          40     30     27     31     27     37     32     35     25
Poor                 35     31     28     23     22     26     24     51     32
DK/NA                 3      -      2      2      1      1      1      1      7
 
 
23. Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            15%    23%     9%    15%    17%    13%    21%    16%
Good                 57     62     51     59     61     54     66     56
Not so good          19     11     27     19     15     23      9     18
Poor                  7      4     11      5      5      8      3      9
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            11%    14%    18%    19%    20%    17%    18%    11%     6%
Good                 52     55     61     63     64     56     59     45     60
Not so good          27     22     15     14     12     17     15     28     29
Poor                  9      7      5      4      4      9      7     12      4
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      4      1
 
 
24. Would you say racism is a big problem in the United States, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Big problem      75%    51%    97%    72%    72%    77%    81%    67%
No                   23     45      2     25     26     21     18     29
DK/NA                 2      4      -      3      2      2      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Big problem      86%    72%    69%    74%    67%    76%    72%    94%    75%
No                   13     27     28     22     30     21     25      6     25
DK/NA                 1      2      3      3      2      3      3      -      -
 
 
25. How concerned are you that you or someone you know will be infected with the coronavirus: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       42%    19%    68%    36%    38%    45%    47%    31%
Somewhat concerned   32     36     25     35     36     29     33     34
Not so concerned     15     25      5     16     13     16     12     20
Not concerned at all 11     19      1     12     13     10      8     14
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      1      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       48%    36%    35%    47%    31%    42%    37%    56%    54%
Somewhat concerned   30     33     35     29     37     31     34     27     25
Not so concerned     13     18     16     13     16     18     17      8     13
Not concerned at all  8     14     14      9     16      9     12      5      8
DK/NA                 -      -      -      2      -      -      -      4      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very concerned       48%    46%    40%    36%    49%    42%    31%
Somewhat concerned   28     33     32     34     28     37     29
Not so concerned     17      9     14     18     13     12     21
Not concerned at all  7     11     14     11      9      9     19
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
 
26. Have you or someone you personally know been infected by the coronavirus, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    54%    64%    63%    66%    57%    66%    55%
No                   39     46     36     37     34     43     34     45
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  64%    70%    65%    46%    64%    54%    59%    66%    70%
No                   36     30     35     54     36     46     41     34     29
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  65%    59%    63%    56%    64%    63%    54%
No                   35     41     36     44     36     37     45
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    86%     5%    38%    44%    38%    30%    57%
Disapprove           57     13     93     59     53     61     67     40
DK/NA                 3      1      2      3      4      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    39%    51%    45%    52%    43%    47%     7%    39%
Disapprove           74     59     46     52     44     55     50     92     60
DK/NA                 -      3      4      3      3      2      3      1      1
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              33%    42%    45%    38%    30%    38%    58%
Disapprove           64     55     52     60     68     60     37
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      2      2      4
 
 
28. Do you think that President Trump is helping or hurting efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helping              39%    79%     8%    37%    42%    36%    28%    54%
Hurting              55     12     90     56     51     58     66     38
DK/NA                 7      9      2      7      8      6      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              22%    37%    50%    43%    50%    40%    45%    10%    34%
Hurting              73     55     46     49     42     54     49     83     61
DK/NA                 5      8      4      8      8      6      7      7      5
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Helping              28%    42%    44%    36%    28%    37%    56%
Hurting              66     53     49     55     65     58     35
DK/NA                 6      5      7      9      7      5      8
 
 
29. Do you think the coronavirus situation in the United States is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               33%    64%     6%    32%    38%    28%    30%    43%
Worse                32      9     56     27     27     36     34     23
The same             32     23     34     38     32     32     35     30
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      3      4      1      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               22%    36%    37%    34%    43%    34%    38%    11%    29%
Worse                40     24     30     30     22     30     27     53     36
The same             37     36     30     29     31     33     32     31     30
DK/NA                 2      4      2      7      4      3      3      4      5
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Better               31%    30%    36%    31%    24%    35%    41%
Worse                29     36     32     29     35     32     27
The same             36     31     29     35     36     31     27
DK/NA                 5      3      3      5      5      2      6