October 22, 2020 - Biden Holds Stable Double-Digit Lead Over Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Nearly 6 In 10 Say Coronavirus Is Out Of Control Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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With less than two weeks until Election Day, likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 51 - 41 percent in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University national poll. This is the third national survey among likely voters since September that shows Biden with a 10-point lead, as Biden led Trump 52 - 42 percent on both September 2nd and September 23rd.

Among likely voters who say they will vote in person on Election Day, about two-thirds (65 percent) say they back Trump, while 28 percent support Biden. Among likely voters who have voted or plan on voting by mail or absentee ballot, roughly 7 in 10 (69 percent) say they are supporting Biden, while 21 percent support Trump. For likely voters who have or plan to cast their ballot at an early voting location, a majority (57 percent) support Biden and just over one-third (35 percent) support Trump.

"Three straight polls in the double-digit zone... For Biden-Harris, flush with cash and propelled by consistent support, it remains steady as she goes through the turbulent waters of a bitter, personal, and unsettling campaign," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

VOTING IN 2020

Thirty-six percent of likely voters say have voted or plan to vote by mail or absentee ballot, while 33 percent say they plan to vote in person on Election Day and 28 percent say they have cast or plan to cast their ballot at an early voting location.

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of voters who chose a candidate in the presidential match up say they decided who to vote for in this year's presidential election more than six months ago, while 20 percent say they decided in the last six months. Seven percent say they decided in the last two months, and 4 percent say they decided in the last two weeks.

In measuring just how motivated voters are in the 2020 presidential election, 68 percent of likely voters say they are more motivated to vote than in past presidential elections, 28 percent say their level of motivation is about the same as usual, and 3 percent say they are less motivated.

Compared to the 2016 presidential election, there is a 15-point increase in those who say they are more motivated to vote. On October 19th, 2016, 53 percent of likely voters said they were more motivated, 29 percent said their motivation to vote was about the same as usual, and 17 percent said they were less motivated.

Among likely voters who chose a candidate in the presidential match up, nearly half (48 percent) say if their candidate loses in November, they would think the outcome was legitimate, while 31 percent say they would think the outcome was rigged and 22 percent say they don't know.

A little more than half of likely voters (54 percent) say they expect that the election will be close, while 37 percent think one of the candidates will win in a landslide, and 9 percent don't know.

Forty-four percent of likely voters believe Biden will win the presidential election, while 42 percent believe Trump will win and 14 percent don't know.

BIDEN VS. TRUMP: PERSONAL TRAITS

Just under half (49 percent) of likely voters say they have a favorable opinion of Biden, while 44 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

More than half of likely voters (55 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, while 40 percent have a favorable opinion.

Likely voters say 64 - 30 percent that Biden has a sense of decency, but say 60 - 37 percent that Trump does not have a sense of decency.

The same question was asked in 2016 about Trump and then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In an October 19, 2016 poll, 55 percent said Clinton had a sense of decency, while 42 percent said she did not. In that same 2016 survey, 59 percent of voters said Trump did not have a sense of decency and 36 percent said he did.

BIDEN VS. TRUMP: THE ISSUES

Likely voters were asked who would do a better job handling four issues.
  • On handling the economy, they said Trump 48 percent, Biden 47 percent;
  • On handling health care, they said Biden 55 percent, Trump 39 percent;
  • On handling the response to the coronavirus, they said Biden 55 percent, Trump 38 percent;
  • On handling Supreme Court nominations, they said Biden 49 percent, Trump 43 percent.
"Americans vote from their wallets... but character also counts. The president may still engender some confidence when it comes to handling the economy, but on decency, voters see a yawning void between Trump and Biden," added Malloy.

TRUMP HANDLING JOB & CORONAVIRUS

Likely voters give Trump a negative 41 - 55 percent job approval rating. That compares to a negative 43 - 53 percent job approval rating on September 23rd.

He also gets a negative 41 - 57 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus response, which compares to a negative 42 - 56 percent rating on September 23rd.

Roughly 6 in 10 likely voters (59 percent) say the spread of the coronavirus is out of control in the United States, while 35 percent say it is under control.

"In a historically chaotic election year, voters are feeling like the coronavirus is out of control," said Malloy.

About two-thirds of likely voters (67 percent) think everyone should be required to wear face masks in public, while 30 percent don't think they should be required.

SUPREME COURT, ACA, & ABORTION

A majority of likely voters say 52 - 43 percent the presidential election winner, not President Trump before the election, should fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As to whether or not the Senate should confirm President Trump's nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, voters are split 46 - 46 percent.

A majority of likely voters say 56 - 36 percent they would like to see the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, remain in place.

Two-thirds (66 percent) of likely voters say they agree with the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion, while 27 percent say they disagree.

SATISFACTION IN THE NATION

Thirty percent of likely voters say they are either very satisfied (11 percent) or somewhat satisfied (19 percent) with the way things are going in the nation today, while 68 percent say they are either somewhat dissatisfied (20 percent) or very dissatisfied (48 percent).

However, when likely voters were asked how satisfied they are with the way things are going for them, 75 percent say they are very or somewhat satisfied, and 24 percent say they are very or somewhat dissatisfied.

1,426 likely voters nationwide were surveyed from October 16th - 19th with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points.

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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                51%    10%    95%    47%    41%    60%    62%    37%
Trump                41     87      2     37     48     34     35     57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      -      4      4      -      1      2
DK/NA                 6      2      3     11      7      6      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                54%    48%    47%    55%    36%    55%    46%    81%    51%
Trump                29     45     47     39     57     42     49      5     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      1      -      4      1      2      1      1
DK/NA                13      4      4      5      4      3      3     13     14
 
                     VOTING METHOD Q2...
                     In     Mail/  Early
                     Person Absnt  VtLoc
 
Biden                28%    69%    57%
Trump                65     21     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1
DK/NA                 5      8      6
 
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        
 
Oct 22, 2020         51      41       2       6
Sep 23, 2020         52      42       1       4 
Sep 02, 2020         52      42       2       3   
 
 
2. Thinking about the 2020 two thousand twenty 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            33%    48%    17%    35%    39%    29%    26%    42%
Mail/Absentee ballot 36     23     47     37     34     38     44     33
Early voting loc     28     26     35     26     25     31     29     24
WON'T VOTE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
In person            36%    37%    35%    26%    42%    31%    36%    21%    28%
Mail/Absentee ballot 43     31     32     42     31     42     37     29     40
Early voting loc     21     29     32     30     26     26     26     48     28
WON'T VOTE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 1      3      1      2      1      2      1      2      4
 
TREND: 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........................                     
                     In      Mail/   Early   WON'T
                     person  Absent  locatn  VOTE    DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         33      36      28       -       2
Sep 23, 2020         47      34      15       -       3
Sep 02, 2020         45      35      16       -       3
 
 
3. Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of motivation to vote in this year's presidential election; are you more motivated than usual, less motivated, or about the same as usual?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 68%    74%    77%    56%    63%    73%    69%    70%
Less                  3      4      2      5      6      1      1      2
About the same       28     22     21     38     30     25     29     27
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                 55%    64%    75%    76%    68%    71%    70%    60%    71%
Less                  9      4      1      1      3      1      2      3      6
About the same       33     31     24     23     28     28     28     35     20
DK/NA                 3      -      -      1      1      -      1      1      3
 
TREND: Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of motivation to vote in this year's presidential election; are you more motivated than usual, less motivated, or about the same as usual?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................
                     More    Less    Same    DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         68       3      28       1
Oct 19, 2016         53      17      29       1
Oct 07, 2016         56      14      30       -
Sep 26, 2016         55      11      33       1
Sep 14, 2016         46      14      39       1
 
 
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            49%     9%    93%    43%    37%    59%    60%    37%
Unfavorable          44     86      3     46     53     35     37     58
Hvn't hrd enough      5      4      3      8      6      3      2      3
REFUSED               3      1      1      3      4      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            47%    45%    46%    56%    34%    55%    45%    74%    48%
Unfavorable          37     48     49     40     59     42     50     11     38
Hvn't hrd enough     10      6      3      1      4      2      3      9      8
REFUSED               5      2      3      4      3      1      2      5      6
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         49      44       5       3
Sep 23, 2020         45      45       7       3
Sep 02, 2020         45      48       6       2
 
 
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   30%     4%    64%    22%    21%    38%    39%    22%
Smwht favorable      18      5     29     20     16     20     21     14
Smwht unfavorable     9      9      1     15     11      7     10      8
Strongly unfavorable 35     77      1     31     42     29     27     49
Hvn't hrd enough      5      4      3      8      6      3      2      3
REFUSED               4      1      2      4      5      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   14%    24%    32%    45%    19%    37%    28%    48%    26%
Smwht favorable      33     20     13     10     15     18     17     27     22
Smwht unfavorable    16     10      7      4     11      7      9      4     11
Strongly unfavorable 20     38     42     35     47     36     41      7     27
Hvn't hrd enough     10      6      3      1      4      2      3      9      8
REFUSED               6      2      3      4      4      1      2      5      6
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         30      18       9      35       5       4
Sep 23, 2020         29      16       8      36       7       3
Sep 02, 2020         29      15      11      35       6       4
 
 
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            40%    86%     4%    35%    46%    34%    32%    57%
Unfavorable          55     12     93     57     48     61     66     41
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      3      4      3      2      1      1
REFUSED               3      2      1      4      3      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%    42%    47%    39%    54%    42%    48%     6%    36%
Unfavorable          58     54     51     56     42     57     50     83     55
Hvn't hrd enough      8      2      1      1      1      -      1      6      3
REFUSED               5      2      1      4      3      1      2      5      6
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         40      55       2       3
Sep 23, 2020         41      55       2       2
Sep 02, 2020         41      56       1       2
Sep 14, 2016         35      59       3       3 
Aug 25, 2016         33      61       4       2
 
 
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%    76%     1%    21%    34%    28%    23%    45%
Smwht favorable       9     10      2     14     12      6      9     12
Smwht unfavorable     6      4      2     12      8      4      5      4
Strongly unfavorable 48      7     90     45     39     56     60     37
Hvn't hrd enough      2      -      3      4      3      2      1      1
REFUSED               3      2      1      4      4      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   18%    32%    39%    33%    40%    34%    37%     5%    30%
Smwht favorable      12     10      8      6     14      8     11      -      6
Smwht unfavorable    12      6      4      3      5      3      4     10      7
Strongly unfavorable 46     47     47     52     36     54     45     72     48
Hvn't hrd enough      8      2      1      1      1      -      1      6      3
REFUSED               5      2      1      4      3      1      2      6      6
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         31       9       6      48       2       3
Sep 23, 2020         34       7       5      49       2       3
Sep 02, 2020         31       9       5      49       1       4
Sep 14, 2016         22      13       6      53       3       3
Aug 25, 2016         21      12       8      53       4       2
 
 
6. (If candidate chosen q1) When did you decide who to vote for in this year's election for president: in the last two weeks, in the last two months, in the last six months, or before that?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1........................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Last two weeks        4%     3%     2%     8%     6%     3%     3%     3%
Last two months       7      6      4     11      8      6      7      7
Last six months      20     20     17     24     18     22     21     17
Before that          68     71     77     55     66     69     69     72
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Last two weeks       10%     4%     2%     3%     4%     2%     3%     6%     6%
Last two months       6      8      7      8      8      7      7      2      8
Last six months      30     22     19     12     19     17     18     16     31
Before that          53     66     72     75     68     73     71     76     54
DK/NA                 2      1      -      2      1      1      1      -      2
 
 
7. (If candidate chosen q1) If your candidate loses in November, would you think that the outcome was legitimate, or would you think that the election was rigged?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1........................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Legitimate           48%    38%    51%    57%    52%    44%    57%    43%
Rigged               31     40     27     26     30     32     22     32
DK/NA                22     22     22     18     18     24     21     25
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Legitimate           56%    46%    47%    46%    52%    45%    48%    47%    47%
Rigged               28     31     33     32     29     28     28     37     42
DK/NA                15     23     20     22     20     27     23     15     11
 
                     CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Biden  Trump
 
Legitimate           56%    37%
Rigged               26     37
DK/NA                18     26
 
TREND: (If candidate chosen) If your candidate loses in November, would you think that the outcome was legitimate, or would you think that the election was rigged?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN.....
                     Legit-
                     imate   Rigged  DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         48      31      22
Sep 14, 2016         62      27      11
 
 
8. Do you think this year's presidential election will be a close election, or do you think one of the candidates will win in a landslide?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Close election       54%    51%    49%    60%    55%    53%    57%    54%
Landslide            37     43     42     29     38     37     33     40
DK/NA                 9      6      9     11      7     11     10      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Close election       72%    50%    48%    53%    57%    53%    55%    44%    53%
Landslide            22     41     46     38     37     38     37     47     38
DK/NA                 6      9      6      9      6      9      7      9      9
 
                     CANDIDATE WHO WILL WIN Q9
                     Biden  Trump
 
Close election       48%    56%
Landslide            44     40
DK/NA                 8      4
 
TREND: Do you think this year's presidential election will be a close election, or do you think one of the candidates will win in a landslide?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................   
                     Close   LndSlde INBTWN  DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         54      37      na       9
Sep 14, 2016         69      22       1       8
Aug 25, 2016         56      35       2       8
 
 
9. Regardless of who you're voting for, who do you believe will win the presidential election this year: Joe Biden or Donald Trump?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                44%    11%    82%    42%    40%    49%    57%    32%
Trump                42     83      6     39     51     34     32     58
DK/NA                14      7     12     19     10     17     11     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                42%    43%    44%    51%    34%    48%    41%    75%    41%
Trump                40     45     47     37     57     41     49     12     39
DK/NA                18     12      9     13      8     12     10     14     20
 
TREND: Regardless of who you're voting for, who do you believe will win the presidential election this year: Joe Biden or Donald Trump? (* Note: prior to October 22, 2020, included Hillary Clinton)
                     LIKELY VOTERS................
                                     SMONE   
                     Biden   Trump   ELSE    DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         44      42      na      14
Sep 14, 2016         58      31       1      10
Aug 25, 2016         62      28       1      10
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    87%     4%    38%    48%    35%    34%    58%
Disapprove           55     11     95     56     47     61     64     40
DK/NA                 4      2      1      6      5      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              31%    43%    49%    40%    57%    42%    49%     6%    36%
Disapprove           61     53     50     57     41     56     49     89     53
DK/NA                 8      3      2      3      2      2      2      5     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         41      55       4
Sep 23, 2020         43      53       3
Sep 02, 2020         43      54       3
 
 
10a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q10) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     33%    77%     2%    25%    38%    29%    26%    49%
Approve smwht         8      9      2     13     10      6      8      9
Disapprove smwht      7      3      6     11      9      4      4      5
Disapprove strongly  48      9     89     44     37     57     60     35
DK/NA                 5      2      2      7      5      4      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     19%    36%    42%    33%    46%    35%    41%     5%    27%
Approve smwht        12      7      7      7     11      6      8      1      8
Disapprove smwht     14      7      4      4      7      2      5     16      8
Disapprove strongly  47     46     46     52     34     54     44     73     46
DK/NA                 9      3      2      3      2      3      2      5     11
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         33       8       7      48       5
Sep 23, 2020         34       9       5      49       3
Sep 02, 2020         34       9       5      49       3
 
 
11. Would you say that - Joe Biden has a sense of decency, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  64%    32%    95%    67%    59%    69%    75%    53%
No                   30     61      3     28     35     26     20     41
DK/NA                 6      7      2      5      6      5      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  69%    61%    60%    69%    57%    65%    61%    86%    66%
No                   22     34     36     27     38     30     34     11     26
DK/NA                 9      4      4      4      6      5      5      3      8
 
 
12. Would you say that - Donald Trump has a sense of decency, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    79%     3%    34%    43%    31%    30%    52%
No                   60     19     96     62     54     65     67     45
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      3      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  27%    38%    43%    39%    50%    39%    44%     8%    33%
No                   70     58     55     58     48     58     53     89     63
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      2      3      3      3      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Donald Trump has a sense of decency, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         37      60       3
Oct 19, 2016         36      59       5
 
 
13. 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%     6%    52%    59%    39%    41%    62%
Biden                47      7     92     42     37     57     56     35
DK/NA                 5      1      2      6      5      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                44%    51%    53%    44%    65%    45%    54%    14%    48%
Biden                51     43     44     51     32     53     43     79     44
DK/NA                 6      5      2      5      4      2      3      7      8
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         48      47       5
Sep 23, 2020         49      48       3
Sep 02, 2020         48      48       4
 
 
14. 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                39%    84%     1%    36%    46%    33%    33%    56%
Biden                55     12     97     55     48     62     63     40
DK/NA                 6      3      1      9      6      6      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                26%    41%    48%    38%    55%    41%    48%     5%    30%
Biden                65     53     49     58     41     56     49     87     63
DK/NA                 9      6      3      5      4      3      3      8      7
 
TREND: 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........
                     Trump   Biden   DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         39      55       6
Sep 02, 2020         41      55       4
 
 
15. 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                38%    82%     2%    33%    45%    31%    32%    53%
Biden                55     11     95     56     46     62     64     41
DK/NA                 8      7      3     11      8      7      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                26%    42%    45%    35%    52%    39%    45%     5%    34%
Biden                62     51     50     57     42     56     49     87     53
DK/NA                13      7      4      8      6      5      6      8     13
 
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
 
Oct 22, 2020         38      55       8
Sep 23, 2020         39      55       5
Sep 02, 2020         40      56       5
 
 
16. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling Supreme Court nominations: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                43%    89%     3%    41%    52%    35%    36%    59%
Biden                49      7     94     46     39     59     58     36
DK/NA                 8      3      3     13      9      6      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                32%    48%    49%    41%    59%    43%    51%     6%    40%
Biden                58     45     46     51     34     52     44     85     48
DK/NA                10      8      5      8      6      5      6      9     12
 
 
17. Do you think Donald Trump's track record in business is good, bad, or somewhere in between?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 34%    73%     3%    28%    37%    30%    25%    47%
Bad                  41      5     78     38     32     48     53     31
In between           23     20     17     32     28     19     19     20
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 27%    32%    42%    32%    43%    36%    39%    11%    28%
Bad                  36     38     41     46     31     46     39     58     38
In between           36     27     16     17     24     16     20     30     30
DK/NA                 1      2      1      5      2      2      2      2      4
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump's track record in business is good, bad, or somewhere in between?
                     LIKELY VOTERS................
                     Good    Bad     Btwn    DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         34      41      23       2
Aug 25, 2016         33      29      37       1
 
 
18. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied       11%    25%     3%     6%     9%    12%     9%    14%
Smwht satisfied      19     34      5     21     24     15     16     24
Smwht dissatisfied   20     18     14     27     21     18     19     19
Very dissatisfied    48     21     78     42     43     53     55     40
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      4      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        5%    10%    14%    11%    10%    14%    12%     3%    10%
Smwht satisfied      22     20     22     17     24     18     21      7     26
Smwht dissatisfied   22     20     16     20     20     18     19     15     21
Very dissatisfied    47     47     47     49     42     48     45     73     41
DK/NA                 3      2      1      3      3      2      3      2      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........................
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         11      19      20      48       3
Sep 16, 2016          6      28      29      37       -
Oct 02, 2012          9      28      18      43       1 High Very+Smwht Sat
Sep 18, 2008          2      22      37      39       1
Aug 20, 2008          2      19      41      38       1
Jul 15, 2008          2      15      40      42       1 Low Very+Smwht Sat
 
 
19. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going for you; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied       36%    62%    14%    32%    36%    35%    33%    44%
Smwht satisfied      39     27     48     41     40     38     45     36
Smwht dissatisfied   15      7     23     16     15     16     15     14
Very dissatisfied     9      4     13      8      8      9      6      6
DK/NA                 1      -      2      2      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied       30%    38%    40%    35%    41%    39%    40%    15%    37%
Smwht satisfied      41     44     35     37     41     38     39     45     35
Smwht dissatisfied   18     11     16     17     13     16     14     23     13
Very dissatisfied     9      5      9     10      5      6      6     15     12
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going for you; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........................
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Oct 22, 2020         36      39      15       9       1
Sep 16, 2016         33      43      15       8       1
 
 
20. Which comes closer to your point of view regarding the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by the winner of the presidential election, or the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by President Trump before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Election winner      52%     9%    93%    52%    42%    61%    58%    38%
President Trump      43     85      4     43     52     35     40     58
DK/NA                 5      5      2      6      6      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Election winner      65%    46%    45%    54%    37%    54%    45%    85%    53%
President Trump      31     47     51     42     61     43     51     11     37
DK/NA                 4      7      4      4      3      3      3      4      9
 
 
21. As you may know, President Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Do you think the U.S. Senate should confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should confirm   46%    90%     6%    45%    53%    39%    42%    60%
No                   46      7     89     41     37     55     54     36
DK/NA                 8      3      5     14     10      7      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should confirm   29%    51%    54%    45%    60%    47%    53%    10%    42%
No                   57     40     42     48     35     49     43     75     44
DK/NA                14      9      4      7      5      4      4     15     14
 
 
22. In general, would you like to see the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, remain in place, or would you like to see Obamacare ended?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Remain in place      56%    12%    95%    58%    47%    63%    63%    40%
Ended                36     78      4     29     42     30     28     50
DK/NA                 9     10      1     13     11      7      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Remain in place      62%    54%    51%    57%    41%    55%    48%    89%    59%
Ended                32     36     43     33     49     36     42      9     32
DK/NA                 6     10      6     10     11      8      9      3      9
 
 
23. In general, do you agree or disagree with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Agree                66%    36%    88%    69%    61%    70%    72%    56%
Disagree             27     55      6     23     30     24     24     35
DK/NA                 8      9      5      8      9      7      3      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Agree                74%    66%    63%    63%    55%    68%    62%    76%    69%
Disagree             19     28     29     30     36     27     31     15     22
DK/NA                 7      6      7      7      8      5      7      9      8
 
 
24. 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%     4%    37%    49%    34%    33%    58%
Disapprove           57     13     95     60     49     63     66     40
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              35%    43%    47%    39%    56%    42%    49%     5%    40%
Disapprove           63     56     51     57     42     56     50     91     58
DK/NA                 2      1      1      4      2      2      2      4      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
 
Oct 22, 2020         41      57       2
Sep 23, 2020         42      56       3
Sep 02, 2020         41      57       3
 
 
25. When it comes to the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, do you think that it is under control or out of control at this time?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Under control        35%    68%     5%    36%    42%    29%    28%    44%
Out of control       59     23     95     57     50     67     67     49
DK/NA                 6     10      1      6      8      4      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Under control        37%    40%    40%    27%    45%    32%    38%    11%    43%
Out of control       60     55     54     66     48     63     56     88     50
DK/NA                 3      5      6      7      8      5      6      1      7
 
 
26. Do you think everyone should be required to wear face masks in public, or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS..............................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  67%    39%    95%    67%    59%    75%    74%    56%
No                   30     58      4     27     37     23     24     42
DK/NA                 3      2      1      5      4      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  72%    60%    63%    75%    53%    71%    62%    93%    73%
No                   27     36     34     22     45     27     36      6     22
DK/NA                 2      4      2      3      2      2      2      2      6