More than three in five Americans now want Trump to concede the election, including one-third of 2020 Trump voters; by a nearly 20-point margin, a majority of Americans give Biden positive marks on his handling of the presidential transition.
A resounding majority view Biden as winning the election; Trump remains deeply underwater on approval of his response to the election results, while almost two in three approve of Biden’s response.
Seven in ten voters think Joe Biden is winning the election, but Biden and Trump voters believe states must count every single vote even if it takes time.
With election season nearing an ending, both Biden and Trump voters say it is more important to count every vote in the presidential election than to quickly announce the results. Americans are pessimistic about the direction of the country today, and the pandemic trumps the economy as the most important election issue for voters.
As most Americans expect to know the outcome after more than a day, overwhelming majorities find arguments to be patient in awaiting election results convincing; the public also has serious concerns that Trump’s rhetoric will inspire violence following the election.
More than one in ten Americans report already casting ballots in this year’s election while those who haven’t split between voting by mail or in-person on Election Day; the public’s top concerns about the election are Trump not accepting the results and trying to stop votes from being counted.
Americans continue to believe the “worst is yet to come” with the coronavirus pandemic and expect we may not have presidential election results quickly.
Less than two in five Americans support the Senate considering Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court before the election, and express deep concern about the ACA and reproductive rights before the Court; a growing majority think it will take longer than the day after the election to know who won the presidency, and nine in ten Americans agree it is the most important election of their lifetimes.
Americans are split on who they think will win in November at a time when many are concerned about the potential of a long count, voter supression, and foreign interference among other potential election-related issues.
Some feel school reopenings are going well but most expect schools will have to close at some point due to an outbreak.