More than 80 percent of Americans oppose the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters and consider themselves “horrified” and “shocked” by the event; majorities of Americans support Trump’s removal from office and oppose him running for president again or pardoning himself before leaving office.
This analysis seeks to understand how voters in the 2020 election evaluated important political, cultural, and social issues facing the country.
This analysis seeks to understand several critical voting blocs that were ultimately determinative in the election.
By a 20-point margin, a majority of Americans say Trump should concede the election right now as most Americans believe it is appropriate for the transition to a Biden administration to begin.
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.
Majorities of Americans believe Trump has not done enough to discourage white supremacist violence while making disorder across the country worse; half say Republicans in Congress have not shown independence from Trump and are seen as “yes men” with “no backbone.”
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.
A majority say the pandemic is “out of control,” and it continues to dominate negative conversation around Trump. Americans worry most about Trump’s ignoring of experts, failure to prepare, and downplaying the pandemic; most trust Fauci to make decisions over the president.
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.