About a third called the economy their most important problem, while about a fifth said racial inequality and about one in six said the coronavirus pandemic was most important to their vote. . Approximately one in 10 people believe that health care policy and crime and violence are their top priority.
Although many consider the economy over the coronavirus to be their most important problem in candidate selection, the majority argue that the current national priority is to stop the coronavirus rather than rebuild the economy. health.
That finding comes as most voters feel the nation’s efforts to stop the virus are worsening. With coronavirus infections increasing in many states, nearly 7 out of 10 voters say they see wearing a mask as a responsibility of public health rather than an individual choice.
The coronavirus view of everything divides voters based on political tendencies. Supporters of President Donald Trump are more likely to call the economy their top issue (about 6 out of 10 supporters of the President say so) than cite coronavirus (only 5% feel that way) ), while former Vice President Joe Biden’s supporters are more citing coronavirus (about 3 tenths) than the economy (about 1 in 10).
About 7 out of 10 Trump supporters say rebuilding the economy should be the nation’s priority rather than stopping the spread of the virus, while among Biden’s supporters, nearly 8 out of 10 go the other way, saying that containing the coronavirus should be the bigger priority.
About half of voters say the nation’s economy is in a poor state, although many say they are better today than they were 4 years ago (around 4/10) than today ( 2/10). However, the majority said they were in financial trouble as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Voters for the most part find their voting experience an easy deal, although there is a large gap between white voters who say it is easy (about three-quarters) and that of Black. feel the same way. (about half). About half generally say they are very confident that their state ballots will be cast and counted correctly, just like four years ago.
With the huge wave of early and absent voters this year, very few make up their mind in the final days of the contest: Just 4% say they have made a decision in the last week of the campaign and almost 3 / 4 said they had made a decision before September.
The survey shows that the participation of new voters is high. About one in eight people said that 2020 was the first year they voted, on par with the rate saying so in 2008.
CNN Exit Polls is a combination of face-to-face interviews with Election Day voters and telephone polls that measure the views of absent voters by mail and early voters, and are conducted. by Edison Research on behalf of the National Election Team. Election Day face-to-face interviews were conducted at a random sample of 115 polling locations nationwide among 7,774 Election Day voters. Results also included 4,919 early and absent voter interviews conducted over the phone. Results for the entire sample with the error plus or minus 2 percentage points; it is larger for subgroups.
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