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.
There is near-unanimous support for additional economic relief as three in four Americans view the state of the economy negatively; nearly two in three support canceling at least some student loan debt, and find convincing arguments framing it as an economic stimulus and closing the racial wealth gap.
Nearly three-fourths of Americans now know someone who has been infected with coronavirus; three in five Americans now say they are likely to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available.
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.
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 issues that were ultimately determinative in the election.
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.
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.
Most Americans desire “major change,” and believe various reforms such as elimination of the filibuster, voting rights reforms, and even some SCOTUS reform would have a positive impact on government.
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.