September 23, 2020 - Biden Keeps Above 50 Percent Mark With Steady Lead Over Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 63% Don't Expect To Know Winner Of 2020 Race On Election Night Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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In the race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 52 - 42 percent among likely voters in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Those numbers are unchanged from a September 2nd national poll when Biden led Trump 52 - 42 percent.

"Voters think Biden is smarter, more honest, more level headed, and cares more about Americans than the president. And that, in part, translates into a ten-point lead," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

Democrats back Biden 96 - 2 percent, independents back him 49 - 41 percent, and Republicans back Trump 91 - 7 percent.

Ninety-four percent of likely voters who selected a candidate for president say their minds are made up, while 5 percent say they might change their minds.

VOTING IN 2020

Looking ahead, 47 percent plan to vote in person on Election Day, while 34 percent plan to vote by mail/absentee ballot, and 15 percent plan to vote at an early voting location.

Among voters who say they plan to vote in person on Election Day, 57 percent support Trump while 35 percent support Biden. However, among voters who plan to vote by mail/absentee ballot, 68 percent back Biden while 26 percent support Trump. Among those who plan on voting at an early voting location, 65 percent support Biden, while 34 percent support Trump.

THE 2020 ELECTION

Just 30 percent of likely voters think the country will know the winner of the presidential election on Election Night, while 63 percent say they think we will not know.

"Don't hold your breath on Election Night. Nearly two-thirds of likely voters don't anticipate going to bed on November 3rd with the election settled," added Malloy.

Sixty-six percent of likely voters say they are either "very" or "somewhat" concerned that a foreign government may try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, while 33 percent say they are either "not so concerned" or "not concerned at all."

BIDEN VS. TRUMP: PERSONAL TRAITS

Biden receives a mixed favorability rating, as 45 percent have a favorable opinion and 45 percent have an unfavorable opinion. President Trump has a negative favorability rating, as 41 percent have a favorable opinion and 55 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

Likely voters give Biden better scores than Trump on six personal traits, as they say:
  • 49 - 43 percent that Biden is honest, and 59 - 35 percent that Trump is not honest;
  • 50 - 42 percent that Biden has good leadership skills, and 55 - 43 percent that Trump does not;
  • 58 - 36 percent that Biden cares about average Americans, and 53 - 45 percent that Trump does not;
  • 56 - 37 percent that Biden is level headed, and 61 - 36 percent that Trump is not level headed;
  • 65 - 30 percent that Biden is intelligent, and 52 - 44 percent that Trump is also intelligent;
  • A split 49 - 47 percent that Biden does not share their values, and 56 - 41 percent that Trump does not share their values.
BIDEN VS. TRUMP: THE ISSUES

Likely voters were asked who would do a better job handling five issues:
  • On handling the economy, Trump 49 percent, Biden 48 percent;
  • On handling the military, Biden 49 percent, Trump 46 percent;
  • On keeping you and your family safe, Biden 51 percent, Trump 44 percent;
  • On handling the response to the coronavirus, Biden 55 percent, Trump 39 percent;
  • On handling racial inequality, Biden 56 percent, Trump 36 percent.
"It's a toss-up on who best can manage the economy, but a thumping for Trump on race and who would best handle the coronavirus," added Malloy.

TRUMP JOB APPROVAL

Likely voters give President Trump a negative 43 - 53 percent job approval rating, which is essentially unchanged from a negative 43 - 54 percent job approval on September 2nd. Likely voters give President Trump a mixed 49 - 48 percent approval for his handling of the economy. This is also essentially unchanged from a 49 - 49 percent approval for his handling of the economy earlier this month.

CORONAVIRUS

On his coronavirus response, voters give President Trump a negative 42 - 56 percent approval, similar to the 41 - 57 percent rating on September 2nd.

A majority of likely voters (57 percent) say they don't think President Trump has been telling the truth about the coronavirus to the American people, while 37 percent think the president has been telling the truth.

"Was the president leveling with Americans in the early stages of the coronavirus? Likely voters say... not likely," said Malloy.

Given a choice between President Trump and CDC scientists and asked who is trusted more on information about the coronavirus, likely voters say 70 - 21 percent that they trust CDC scientists more than President Trump.

Nearly eight out of ten (79 percent) of likely voters say they believe that masks or face coverings are effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, while 19 percent say they don't. There are gaps among political parties, as Republicans say 60 - 36 percent mask and face coverings are effective, Democrats say 96 - 3 percent they are effective, and independents say 78 - 21 percent they are effective.

WILDFIRES

A majority of likely voters, 58 - 37 percent, say that climate change is a factor in making the wildfires on the West Coast more severe. Along party lines, Democrats say 93 - 4 percent that climate change is a factor, independents say 54 - 41 percent it's a factor, and Republicans say 70 - 22 percent that climate change is not a factor in making the wildfires more severe.

1,302 likely voters nationwide were surveyed from September 17 - 21 with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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. 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%     7%    96%    49%    46%    58%    61%    36%
Trump                42     91      2     41     47     38     37     60
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      2      -      1      1
DK/NA                 4      2      2      8      5      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                63%    45%    55%    49%    39%    50%    45%    83%    63%
Trump                32     46     44     49     55     48     52     10     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      -      -      2      -      1      -      -
DK/NA                 4      6      1      1      4      2      3      7      6
 
                     2020 VOTING METHOD Q2.........
                     In     Mail/Absnt    Early Vot
                     Person Ballot        Location
 
Biden                35%    68%           65%
Trump                57     26            34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1             -
DK/NA                 6      4             1
 
TREND: 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................
                                     SMONE        
                     Biden   Trump   ELSE    DK/NA        
 
Sep 23, 2020         52      42       1       4 
Sep 02, 2020         52      42       2       3       
 
 
1a. (If candidate chosen q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1..........
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Tot    Biden  Trump
 
Mind made up         94%    95%    92%
Might change          5      4      5
DK/NA                 2      1      2
 
 
2. (If haven't already voted) 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            47%    69%    30%    45%    51%    44%    39%    54%
Mail/Absentee ballot 34     21     49     34     29     39     41     32
Early voting loc     15      9     18     18     17     14     17     13
WON'T VOTE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      3      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
In person            43%    55%    46%    39%    53%    44%    49%    46%    39%
Mail/Absentee ballot 41     27     31     44     31     38     35     21     46
Early voting loc     15     14     18     15     13     15     14     26     13
WON'T VOTE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 1      3      5      1      2      2      2      7      3
 
 
3. 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%     6%    87%    40%    40%    50%    57%    30%
Unfavorable          45     88      6     45     50     40     38     63
Hvn't hrd enough      7      5      6     11      6      8      2      5
REFUSED               3      2      1      5      4      1      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            43%    38%    52%    48%    33%    45%    39%    70%    50%
Unfavorable          40     49     41     48     58     51     54     18     28
Hvn't hrd enough     15      9      4      4      5      3      4     11     20
REFUSED               2      4      3      1      4      1      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
                     
Sep 23, 2020         45      45       7       3
Sep 02, 2020         45      48       6       2
 
 
3a. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable q3) 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%     2%    63%    22%    24%    34%    36%    21%
Smwht favorable      16      4     24     17     15     16     21      9
Smwht unfavorable     8      7      4     13     10      6      9      9
Strongly unfavorable 36     81      2     32     39     34     29     54
Hvn't hrd enough      7      5      6     11      6      8      2      5
REFUSED               3      2      1      6      5      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   13%    19%    41%    39%    20%    32%    26%    48%    26%
Smwht favorable      31     18     11      8     13     13     13     20     24
Smwht unfavorable    18      8      4      5     11      7      9      3     10
Strongly unfavorable 23     41     37     43     47     44     45     15     18
Hvn't hrd enough     15      9      4      4      5      3      4     11     20
REFUSED               2      5      3      1      4      1      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you have a strongly or somewhat favorable/unfavorable opinion?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly Hvn't
                     Fav     Fav     Unfav   Unfav   HrdEn   REF
                     
Sep 23, 2020         29      16       8      36       7       3
Sep 02, 2020         29      15      11      35       6       4
 
 
4. 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%     3%    39%    43%    39%    34%    58%
Unfavorable          55     10     95     54     53     57     64     39
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      2      4      1      3      1      2
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      3      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            30%    44%    42%    48%    50%    48%    49%    13%    30%
Unfavorable          66     51     55     49     47     49     48     81     64
Hvn't hrd enough      3      3      2      2      1      2      2      3      5
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............
                                     Hvn't
                     Fav     Unfav   HrdEn   REF
                     
Sep 23, 2020         41      55       2       2
Sep 02, 2020         41      56       1       2
 
 
4a. Is your opinion of Donald Trump 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   34%    79%     2%    27%    36%    32%    27%    50%
Smwht favorable       7      9      1     11      7      6      7      7
Smwht unfavorable     5      4      3      6      7      3      4      5
Strongly unfavorable 49      6     90     47     45     53     60     35
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      2      4      1      3      1      2
REFUSED               3      1      2      4      3      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   20%    34%    37%    42%    42%    42%    42%    13%    20%
Smwht favorable       9     10      4      5      8      6      7      -     10
Smwht unfavorable    11      4      5      2      6      3      4      8      4
Strongly unfavorable 56     46     51     47     41     46     44     71     60
Hvn't hrd enough      3      3      2      2      1      2      2      3      5
REFUSED               1      3      1      3      2      1      2      5      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable) Do you have a strongly or somewhat favorable/unfavorable opinion?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly Hvn't
                     Fav     Fav     Unfav   Unfav   HrdEn   REF
                     
Sep 23, 2020         34       7       5      49       2       3
Sep 02, 2020         31       9       5      49       1       4
 
 
5. How upset would you be if the candidate you support in the 2020 presidential election lost: very upset, somewhat upset, not so upset, or not upset at all?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very upset           62%    62%    77%    49%    53%    70%    72%    63%
Somewhat upset       18     20     14     19     23     14     19     19
Not so upset          7     10      2      9      7      6      3      6
Not upset at all     11      5      6     19     14      8      4      9
DK/NA                 3      3      1      4      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very upset           50%    54%    74%    70%    54%    77%    66%    59%    50%
Somewhat upset       25     19     15     18     24     15     19     14     18
Not so upset         11     11      3      3      6      4      5      4     13
Not upset at all     14     14      7      8     12      2      7     17     19
DK/NA                 1      3      1      2      4      2      3      6      -
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Biden  Trump
 
Very upset           72%    56%
Somewhat upset       16     22
Not so upset          5      8
Not upset at all      6     12
DK/NA                 1      2
 
 
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%    92%     3%    43%    48%    39%    36%    60%    79%
Disapprove           53      8     96     51     48     58     62     38     19
DK/NA                 3      -      1      6      4      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    48%    44%    50%    54%    49%    51%    16%    31%
Disapprove           64     49     55     48     43     50     47     82     62
DK/NA                 4      3      2      2      3      1      2      1      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         43      53       3
Sep 02, 2020         43      54       3
 
 
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%    81%     2%    29%    36%    33%    28%    51%    70%
Approve smwht         9     11      2     14     12      6      8      8      8
Disapprove smwht      5      6      3      6      4      5      3      3      2
Disapprove strongly  49      3     93     46     44     53     59     35     17
DK/NA                 3      -      1      6      4      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     17%    36%    40%    44%    43%    43%    43%    12%    19%
Approve smwht        15     12      4      6     11      6      8      4     12
Disapprove smwht      9      5      3      2      4      2      3      5     11
Disapprove strongly  55     45     51     47     39     47     44     78     52
DK/NA                 4      3      2      2      3      1      2      1      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........................
                     APPROVE......   DISAPPROVE.....
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         34       9       5      49       3
Sep 02, 2020         34       9       5      49       3
 
 
7. Which of these is the most important issue to you in deciding who to vote for in the election for president: the economy, immigration, health care, climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, racial inequality, law and order, or the Supreme Court?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy              24%    39%     7%    29%    28%    20%    24%    29%
Immigration           4      5      5      3      4      4      2      4
Health care           8      3     13      7      6     10     10      8
Climate change        6      1     11      7      5      7     10      6
Coronavirus          13      2     24     14     14     13     16     12
Racial inequality    13      2     20     13     10     15      6      6
Law and order        17     31      2     17     16     17     13     22
Supreme Court         8     11      8      5     10      7     12      9
DK/NA                 7      7     10      4      6      8      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Economy              23%    31%    23%    22%    32%    22%    27%    14%    26%
Immigration           4      3      2      3      4      3      4      5      6
Health care           6     10      6     10      6     11      9      8      7
Climate change        9      4      6      6      6      8      7      1      7
Coronavirus          12      8     18     14     13     13     13     14     12
Racial inequality    29     10     11      4      5      7      6     36     20
Law and order         7     21     14     22     16     21     18      3     11
Supreme Court         5      7     11      9     11      9     10      9      4
DK/NA                 3      6      7      9      6      6      6     10      8
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Biden  Trump
 
Economy               8%    45%
Immigration           3      4
Health care          13      2
Climate change       11      -
Coronavirus          24      1
Racial inequality    22      1
Law and order         3     33
Supreme Court         8      9
DK/NA                 8      5
 
 
8. Would you say that - Joe Biden is honest, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  49%    12%    88%    44%    45%    53%    63%    36%
No                   43     80      9     46     48     39     31     58
DK/NA                 7      8      4     10      7      8      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  48%    38%    58%    53%    42%    49%    46%    67%    49%
No                   41     53     39     41     52     45     48     25     41
DK/NA                11      9      3      7      7      6      6      8     10
 
 
9. Would you say that - Donald Trump is honest, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%    79%     2%    31%    36%    34%    29%    52%
No                   59     16     96     61     59     60     68     45
DK/NA                 5      5      2      8      5      6      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  25%    36%    36%    44%    43%    44%    44%     8%    24%
No                   71     55     62     51     53     53     53     85     65
DK/NA                 4      9      2      5      4      2      3      7     11
 
 
10. Would you say that - Joe Biden has good leadership skills, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    11%    90%    46%    43%    56%    59%    35%
No                   42     83      6     43     50     36     36     59
DK/NA                 7      6      4     11      7      8      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  52%    45%    56%    48%    39%    48%    44%    76%    58%
No                   38     45     42     46     56     46     51     13     31
DK/NA                 9     10      2      7      5      5      5     11     11
 
 
11. Would you say that - Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    87%     6%    42%    47%    39%    36%    59%
No                   55     12     93     53     50     59     63     39
DK/NA                 3      1      1      5      3      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    46%    42%    49%    53%    49%    51%    20%    27%
No                   62     53     58     49     45     50     48     80     70
DK/NA                 5      1      1      2      2      1      2      1      3
 
 
12. Would you say that - Joe Biden cares about average Americans, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    24%    90%    57%    53%    62%    71%    44%
No                   36     68      7     35     42     30     25     51
DK/NA                 6      8      3      8      5      7      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  64%    49%    63%    58%    50%    57%    54%    75%    66%
No                   29     42     34     37     45     38     42     16     23
DK/NA                 7      9      3      5      5      4      5      9     12
 
 
13. Would you say that - Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  45%    89%     5%    48%    48%    42%    36%    60%
No                   53      8     94     50     50     56     63     38
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      3      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  40%    45%    43%    49%    53%    51%    52%    15%    34%
No                   57     52     56     48     46     48     47     83     59
DK/NA                 3      3      -      3      2      1      1      1      7
 
 
14. Would you say that - Joe Biden is level headed, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  56%    16%    94%    53%    53%    58%    68%    42%
No                   37     74      5     37     41     33     30     52
DK/NA                 7      9      1     10      6      8      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  58%    54%    61%    53%    49%    53%    51%    79%    66%
No                   30     41     36     41     47     42     44     14     21
DK/NA                12      5      3      6      5      6      5      7     13
 
 
15. Would you say that - Donald Trump is level headed, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  36%    79%     5%    30%    38%    34%    27%    51%
No                   61     19     94     64     59     63     72     46
DK/NA                 3      2      1      6      4      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  23%    34%    37%    46%    41%    44%    42%    16%    24%
No                   73     62     61     52     56     55     56     80     69
DK/NA                 4      4      1      2      3      1      2      3      7
 
 
16. Would you say that - Joe Biden is intelligent, or not?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  65%    34%    93%    65%    62%    67%    73%    53%
No                   30     60      5     28     32     27     22     41
DK/NA                 5      6      3      7      6      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  71%    62%    68%    61%    59%    62%    60%    81%    74%
No                   24     32     29     35     35     34     34     11     23
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      6      5      6      7      3
 
 
17. Would you say that - Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  52%    94%    18%    51%    59%    47%    47%    65%
No                   44      5     78     41     38     49     49     32
DK/NA                 4      1      3      7      3      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  45%    57%    51%    58%    62%    55%    59%    26%    46%
No                   52     40     46     38     35     42     38     68     50
DK/NA                 3      3      3      4      3      3      3      6      4
 
 
18. Would you say that - Joe Biden shares your values, or not?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  47%    10%    87%    41%    41%    53%    58%    33%
No                   49     88     10     53     55     43     40     64
DK/NA                 4      2      3      6      4      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  44%    41%    54%    49%    36%    47%    42%    69%    54%
No                   50     54     44     47     61     50     56     24     39
DK/NA                 6      5      2      4      2      3      3      7      7
 
 
19. Would you say that - Donald Trump shares your values, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%    89%     3%    38%    46%    37%    35%    57%
No                   56     11     96     55     52     59     63     41
DK/NA                 3      1      1      7      2      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  29%    43%    44%    48%    51%    48%    49%    11%    28%
No                   67     54     55     49     47     50     49     84     66
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      1      2      2      5      6
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    95%     9%    51%    56%    43%    41%    62%
Disapprove           48      3     89     46     42     54     57     36
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      2      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    56%    48%    52%    59%    50%    55%    24%    41%
Disapprove           59     43     51     46     40     47     44     75     56
DK/NA                 3      1      1      2      1      3      2      1      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the economy?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         49      48       2
Sep 02, 2020         49      49       2
 
 
21. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling the economy: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                49%    96%     6%    52%    56%    43%    41%    62%
Biden                48      3     93     42     41     54     56     34
DK/NA                 3      2      1      6      4      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                41%    54%    48%    52%    60%    50%    55%    22%    44%
Biden                53     41     52     46     36     48     42     78     52
DK/NA                 6      5      -      2      4      2      3      -      4
 
TREND: 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........
                     Trump   Biden   DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         49      48       3
Sep 02, 2020         48      48       4              
 
 
22. 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                39%    84%     1%    40%    44%    35%    34%    56%
Biden                55     10     97     53     50     60     62     40
DK/NA                 5      5      1      8      6      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                28%    43%    40%    45%    51%    45%    48%    12%    25%
Biden                67     52     58     48     44     51     48     85     69
DK/NA                 5      6      2      7      5      4      4      3      6
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Trump                31%    37%    44%    41%    31%    34%    58%
Biden                65     55     51     55     63     61     37
DK/NA                 3      8      5      5      6      5      5
 
TREND: 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........
                     Trump   Biden   DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         39      55       5
Sep 02, 2020         40      56       5      
 
 
23. 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%    82%     2%    32%    39%    34%    29%    53%
Biden                56     11     95     57     51     61     64     42
DK/NA                 7      6      2     11      9      6      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                23%    38%    39%    42%    46%    43%    45%    15%    19%
Biden                68     53     57     51     46     53     50     80     70
DK/NA                 9      9      4      6      8      4      6      5     11
 
TREND: 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........
                     Trump   Biden   DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         36      56       7
Sep 02, 2020         36      58       6 
 
 
24. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling the military: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     HsHld
 
Trump                46%    91%     5%    48%    53%    41%    38%    63%    56%
Biden                49      6     92     46     44     54     59     33     43
DK/NA                 4      3      3      5      3      5      3      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                42%    49%    46%    50%    58%    50%    54%    14%    36%
Biden                53     45     53     47     38     47     43     82     57
DK/NA                 5      6      1      3      4      3      4      4      7
 
 
25. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - keeping you and your family safe: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Mltry
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     HsHld
 
Trump                44%    90%     3%    47%    50%    39%    38%    61%    51%
Biden                51      5     95     47     45     56     59     35     44
DK/NA                 5      4      2      6      4      5      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                35%    47%    44%    50%    57%    49%    53%     9%    31%
Biden                58     48     54     47     39     48     44     80     63
DK/NA                 7      5      2      3      4      3      3     11      6
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    87%     4%    41%    46%    38%    35%    57%
Disapprove           56     11     96     55     51     60     63     41
DK/NA                 3      2      -      4      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              33%    45%    40%    47%    52%    46%    49%    15%    32%
Disapprove           67     53     59     49     46     52     49     85     66
DK/NA                 -      2      1      4      1      2      2      -      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              34%    40%    45%    43%    33%    38%    59%
Disapprove           65     55     52     55     66     59     39
DK/NA                 1      5      3      1      2      3      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         42      56       3
Sep 02, 2020         41      57       3
 
 
27. Do you think that President Trump is helping or hurting efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helping              40%    83%     3%    40%    44%    36%    33%    56%
Hurting              54      9     95     52     50     58     61     38
DK/NA                 6      8      2      8      7      6      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Helping              30%    46%    39%    45%    49%    47%    48%    13%    30%
Hurting              64     51     56     48     45     47     46     83     68
DK/NA                 6      3      5      7      6      6      6      4      2
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Helping              33%    40%    41%    42%    30%    36%    58%
Hurting              61     53     52     53     64     58     35
DK/NA                 6      7      6      5      6      6      7
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is helping or hurting efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     Helping Hurting DK/NA
 
Sep 23, 2020         40      54       6
Sep 02, 2020         39      55       7
 
 
28. Do you think that President Trump has been telling the truth about the coronavirus to the American people, or don't you think so?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Telling truth    37%    81%     3%    35%    40%    35%    33%    53%
No                   57     13     96     57     56     59     64     42
DK/NA                 5      6      2      8      4      6      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Telling truth    22%    42%    39%    44%    46%    45%    46%    13%    20%
No                   73     51     59     51     50     50     50     84     68
DK/NA                 5      8      2      6      4      4      4      3     12
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Telling truth    32%    35%    42%    37%    29%    33%    55%
No                   64     62     53     55     64     64     39
DK/NA                 4      3      6      8      6      3      6
 
 
29. Who do you trust more on information about the coronavirus: President Trump or scientists at the CDC?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                21%    51%     1%    17%    21%    22%    18%    30%
CDC scientists       70     36     97     73     71     69     75     61
DK/NA                 9     13      2     10      9      9      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                12%    26%    23%    25%    22%    29%    26%     9%    14%
CDC scientists       82     63     69     66     68     63     66     83     77
DK/NA                 6     11      7      9      9      7      8      8      9
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Trump                18%    21%    22%    24%    15%    18%    35%
CDC scientists       74     71     68     69     78     74     54
DK/NA                 8      8     11      7      8      7     11
 
 
30. When do you think a vaccine for the coronavirus will be widely available to the public: within 2 months, within 6 months, within a year, or longer than that?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Within 2 months      10%    18%     2%    11%    11%     9%     6%    14%
Within 6 months      29     40     20     31     33     26     29     36
Within a year        33     20     47     30     32     33     42     28
Longer than that     19     11     28     18     15     23     16     13
DK/NA                 9     12      3     11      9      9      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Within 2 months      11%     8%    10%    12%    13%    10%    11%     5%    11%
Within 6 months      29     25     30     35     37     30     33     12     23
Within a year        34     33     37     28     30     36     33     42     27
Longer than that     19     26     16     17     12     16     14     29     33
DK/NA                 8      8      7      8      9      8      8     12      5
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Within 2 months       7%    12%    12%     8%     9%     6%    16%
Within 6 months      29     32     27     31     29     32     29
Within a year        34     32     32     33     29     43     26
Longer than that     21     15     20     20     25     14     17
DK/NA                 9      8      9      8      8      6     13
 
 
31. Do you believe that masks or face coverings are effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, or not?
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                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Effective        79%    60%    96%    78%    78%    80%    85%    72%
No                   19     36      3     21     20     18     14     26
DK/NA                 2      5      1      1      3      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Effective        82%    74%    79%    83%    77%    76%    77%    90%    86%
No                   17     23     20     13     21     22     21      8     11
DK/NA                 1      2      1      4      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Effective        83%    78%    79%    77%    85%    84%    65%
No                   14     21     18     22     13     14     31
DK/NA                 4      1      3      1      1      2      3
 
 
32. Regarding the wildfires in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, do you think climate change is a factor in making these wildfires more severe, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/A factor         58%    22%    93%    54%    52%    62%    66%    46%
No                   37     70      4     41     42     32     30     48
DK/NA                 6      8      3      5      6      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/A factor         73%    51%    57%    53%    49%    58%    53%    72%    71%
No                   21     42     38     43     46     37     41     23     21
DK/NA                 6      7      5      5      6      5      5      5      8
 
 
33. Thinking about election night in November of 2020, do you think we will know the winner of the presidential election that night, or don't you think so?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will know        30%    32%    28%    32%    35%    25%    27%    26%
No                   63     64     64     60     60     66     67     68
DK/NA                 7      4      7      8      5      9      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Will know        38%    38%    28%    19%    33%    20%    26%    42%    40%
No                   50     57     67     74     62     72     68     51     51
DK/NA                12      5      4      7      4      8      6      6      9
 
 
34. How concerned are you that a foreign government may try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election: 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       39%    16%    70%    28%    34%    42%    43%    31%
Somewhat concerned   27     31     21     31     28     27     29     26
Not so concerned     14     22      6     16     14     15     13     17
Not concerned at all 19     31      4     24     23     15     14     25
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       27%    33%    46%    46%    32%    39%    35%    56%    41%
Somewhat concerned   33     27     23     27     26     28     27     24     25
Not so concerned     21     13     12     13     16     16     16      7     15
Not concerned at all 19     27     17     13     27     16     21     12     18
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1