National Exit Poll: President

Are you:
(15,553 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Male48% responded45%53%
Female52% responded57%42%
Are you:
(15,318 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White67% responded41%58%
Black13% responded87%12%
Hispanic/Latino13% responded65%32%
Asian4% responded61%34%
Other4% responded55%41%
Are you:
(15,318 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White67% responded41%58%
Non-White33% responded71%26%
Sex by race
(15,285 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White men35% responded38%61%
White women32% responded44%55%
Black men4% responded79%19%
Black women8% responded90%9%
Latino men5% responded59%36%
Latino women8% responded69%30%
All other races8% responded58%38%
In which age group are you?
(15,452 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
18-2917% responded60%36%
30-4423% responded52%46%
45-6438% responded49%50%
65 or over22% responded47%52%
To which age group do you belong?
(15,452 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
18-4440% responded56%42%
45+60% responded48%51%
In which age group are you?
(15,452 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
18-249% responded65%31%
25-297% responded54%43%
30-3916% responded51%46%
40-4916% responded54%44%
50-6430% responded47%52%
65 or over22% responded47%52%
Age by race
(15,205 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White 18-298% responded44%53%
White 30-4414% responded41%57%
White 45-5919% responded38%61%
White 60+26% responded42%57%
Black 18-293% responded89%10%
Black 30-444% responded78%19%
Black 45-593% responded89%10%
Black 60+3% responded92%7%
Latino 18-294% responded69%28%
Latino 30-444% responded62%34%
Latino 45-593% responded68%30%
Latino 60+2% responded58%40%
All other8% responded57%38%
Which best describes your education? You have:
(15,344 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Never attended college19% responded46%54%
Attended college but received no degree23% responded51%47%
Associate's degree (AA or AS)16% responded47%50%
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS)27% responded51%47%
An advanced degree after a bachelor's degree (such as JD, MA, MBA, MD, PhD)15% responded62%37%
What was the last grade of school you completed?
(15,344 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
College graduate41% responded55%43%
No college degree59% responded48%50%
Education by race
(15,095 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White college graduates32% responded51%48%
White non-college graduates35% responded32%67%
Non White college graduates10% responded70%27%
Non White non-college graduates24% responded72%26%
Education by White by Sex
(15,082 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White women college graduates14% responded54%45%
White women non-college graduates17% responded36%63%
White men college graduates17% responded48%51%
White men non-college graduates18% responded28%70%
Non-whites33% responded71%26%
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
(14,905 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Democrat37% responded94%5%
Republican36% responded6%94%
Independent or something else26% responded54%41%
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
(14,515 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Liberal24% responded89%10%
Moderate38% responded64%34%
Conservative38% responded14%85%
2019 total family income:
(3,520 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Under $30,00015% responded54%46%
$30,000 - $49,99920% responded56%43%
$50,000 - $99,99939% responded57%42%
$100,000 - $199,99920% responded41%58%
$200,000 or more7% responded44%44%
2019 total family income:
(3,520 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Under $50,00035% responded55%44%
$50,000 or more65% responded51%47%
2019 total family income:
(3,520 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Under $100,00074% responded56%43%
$100,000 or more26% responded42%54%
2019 total family income:
(3,520 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Under $50,00035% responded55%44%
$50,000-$99,99939% responded57%42%
$100,000 or more26% responded42%54%
Do you have any children under 18 living in your home?
(3,767 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes33% responded52%46%
No67% responded51%48%
Parents
(3,757 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Men with children17% responded48%49%
Women with children17% responded56%43%
Men without children34% responded47%51%
Women without children33% responded55%44%
Are you currently married?
(3,757 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes56% responded46%53%
No44% responded58%40%
Gender by marital status
(3,748 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Married men30% responded44%55%
Married women26% responded47%51%
Non-married men20% responded52%45%
Non-married women23% responded63%36%
Do you work full-time for pay?
(3,926 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes58% responded47%51%
No42% responded57%42%
Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?
(3,798 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes20% responded56%40%
No80% responded50%49%
Are you:
(3,605 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Protestant23% responded40%59%
Catholic25% responded52%47%
Other Christian20% responded37%62%
Jewish2% responded0%0%
Muslim0% responded0%0%
Other8% responded69%29%
None22% responded65%31%
Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian
(3,605 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Protestant or other Christian43% responded39%60%
Catholic25% responded52%47%
Jewish2% responded0%0%
Something else8% responded69%29%
None22% responded65%31%
Religion, combined Protestant and Other Christian, among Whites.
(3,706 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Protestant/Other Christian31% responded27%72%
Catholic17% responded44%56%
Jewish2% responded0%0%
Something else4% responded65%33%
None14% responded61%37%
White evangelical or white born-again Christians
(3,722 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
White evangelical or white born-again Christian28% responded24%76%
All others72% responded62%36%
Are you gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender?
(3,615 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes7% responded64%27%
No93% responded51%48%
Have you ever served in the U.S. military?
(3,651 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes15% responded44%54%
No85% responded53%45%
Is this the first year you have ever voted?
(3,953 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes14% responded64%32%
No86% responded49%49%
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
In the last few days3% responded49%47%
In the last week2% responded31%64%
In October8% responded48%49%
In September11% responded52%45%
Before that73% responded51%48%
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
In the last month13% responded46%51%
Before that83% responded51%47%
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
In the last week5% responded42%54%
Before that91% responded51%47%
Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Excellent13% responded16%84%
Good36% responded24%75%
Not so good31% responded76%22%
Poor19% responded87%10%
Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Excellent or good49% responded22%78%
Not so good or poor50% responded80%17%
Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation:
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Better today41% responded26%72%
Worse today20% responded77%20%
About the same39% responded65%34%
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be:
(3,841 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Better than life today54% responded55%44%
Worse than life today20% responded52%45%
About the same21% responded40%58%
Which ONE of these five issues mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (CHECK ONLY ONE)
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Racial inequality20% responded92%7%
The coronavirus pandemic17% responded81%15%
The economy35% responded17%83%
Crime and safety11% responded27%71%
Health care policy11% responded62%37%
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (CHECK ONLY ONE)
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Can unite the country19% responded75%24%
Is a strong leader33% responded28%72%
Cares about people like me21% responded49%50%
Has good judgment24% responded68%26%
Which was more important in your vote for president today?
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
My candidate's positions on the issues74% responded47%53%
My candidate's personal qualities23% responded64%31%
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Legal in all cases25% responded80%18%
Legal in most cases26% responded68%30%
Illegal in most cases25% responded27%72%
Illegal in all cases17% responded18%81%
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Legal51% responded74%24%
Illegal42% responded23%76%
Who would better handle the economy?
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Joe Biden49% responded96%2%
Donald Trump49% responded6%92%
Who would better handle the coronavirus pandemic?
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Joe Biden53% responded92%6%
Donald Trump43% responded4%95%
Which is more important?
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Containing the coronavirus now, even if it hurts the economy52% responded79%19%
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus42% responded20%78%
Do you think U.S. efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic are going:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Very well18% responded13%86%
Somewhat well33% responded21%78%
Somewhat badly15% responded74%24%
Very badly32% responded94%4%
Do you think U.S. efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic are going:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Very well or somewhat well51% responded18%81%
Very badly or somewhat badly48% responded87%11%
Has the coronavirus pandemic caused you:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
A severe financial hardship16% responded69%29%
A moderate financial hardship39% responded59%39%
No financial hardship at all44% responded38%60%
Has the coronavirus pandemic caused you:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
A severe financial hardship or a moderate financial hardship55% responded62%36%
No financial hardship at all44% responded38%60%
Do you consider wearing a face mask in public more of a:
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Personal choice30% responded24%73%
Public health responsibility67% responded64%35%
How confident are you that votes in your state will be counted accurately?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Very confident47% responded52%47%
Somewhat confident40% responded56%42%
Not very confident8% responded34%61%
Not at all confident4% responded31%66%
How confident are you that votes in your state will be counted accurately?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Very/Somewhat confident86% responded54%45%
Not very/Not at all confident12% responded33%63%
Do you think your state makes it easy or difficult for you to vote?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Very easy69% responded48%50%
Somewhat easy25% responded60%39%
Somewhat difficult4% responded52%46%
Very difficult2% responded0%0%
Do you think your state makes it easy or difficult for you to vote?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Very easy or somewhat easy94% responded51%47%
Very difficult or somewhat difficult6% responded52%45%
What should the Supreme Court do about Obamacare, the 2010 health care law?
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Keep it as is51% responded80%18%
Overturn it44% responded21%78%
In deciding your vote for president, were appointments to the Supreme Court:
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
The most important factor13% responded47%51%
An important factor47% responded54%45%
A minor factor18% responded51%48%
Not a factor at all19% responded49%49%
In deciding your vote for president, were appointments to the Supreme Court:
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Most important or an important factor60% responded52%46%
A minor factor or not a factor at all37% responded50%48%
Do you think climate change, also known as global warming, is a serious problem?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes67% responded69%29%
No30% responded15%84%
Do you think the country's criminal justice system:
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Treats all people fairly40% responded14%84%
Treats Black people unfairly53% responded82%17%
Is racism in the U.S.:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
The most important problem18% responded87%11%
One of many important problems51% responded61%37%
A minor problem18% responded18%81%
Not a problem at all10% responded8%91%
Is racism in the U.S.:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Most important problem or one of many important problems69% responded68%30%
A minor problem or not a problem at all28% responded14%84%
Is your opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement:
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Favorable57% responded78%20%
Unfavorable37% responded14%86%
Was your vote for president mainly:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
For your candidate71% responded46%53%
Against his opponent24% responded68%30%
How do you feel about the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Strongly approve38% responded4%96%
Somewhat approve12% responded20%75%
Somewhat disapprove10% responded89%7%
Strongly disapprove39% responded97%1%
How do you feel about the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Approve50% responded8%91%
Disapprove49% responded96%3%
Is your opinion of Joe Biden:
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Favorable52% responded94%4%
Unfavorable46% responded4%95%
Is your opinion of Donald Trump:
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Favorable46% responded4%95%
Unfavorable52% responded93%5%
Do you have a favorable opinion of ...
(3,845 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Both3% responded43%49%
Only Biden49% responded97%2%
Only Trump43% responded1%98%
Neither3% responded35%52%
Do you think Joe Biden has the temperament to serve effectively as president?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes54% responded92%7%
No44% responded3%94%
Do you think Donald Trump has the temperament to serve effectively as president?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Yes44% responded4%95%
No53% responded89%9%
Do you think the presidential candidates have the temperament to serve effectively as president?
(3,731 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Both5% responded36%63%
Only Biden49% responded97%2%
Only Trump39% responded1%98%
Neither6% responded20%66%
If Joe Biden is elected president, would you feel:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Excited22% responded97%3%
Optimistic28% responded91%7%
Concerned23% responded5%92%
Scared23% responded6%93%
If Joe Biden is elected president, would you feel:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Excited or optimistic50% responded94%5%
Concerned or scared46% responded5%93%
If Donald Trump is re-elected president, would you feel:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Excited24% responded1%99%
Optimistic21% responded12%86%
Concerned17% responded78%20%
Scared33% responded96%2%
If Donald Trump is re-elected president, would you feel:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Excited or optimistic45% responded6%93%
Concerned or scared50% responded90%8%
Which candidate has the physical and mental health needed to serve effectively as president?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Only Joe Biden41% responded98%2%
Only Donald Trump41% responded1%98%
Both of them8% responded54%46%
Neither of them8% responded62%27%
Which candidate has the physical and mental health needed to serve effectively as president?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Joe Biden does49% responded90%9%
Joe Biden does not49% responded11%86%
Which candidate has the physical and mental health needed to serve effectively as president?
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Donald Trump does49% responded10%89%
Donald Trump does not49% responded92%6%
Is your opinion of Kamala Harris:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Favorable48% responded91%8%
Unfavorable47% responded9%89%
Is your opinion of Mike Pence:
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Favorable46% responded8%91%
Unfavorable48% responded91%8%
Do you have a favorable opinion of ...
(3,741 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Both6% responded46%50%
Only Harris43% responded97%2%
Only Pence40% responded2%97%
Neither7% responded53%40%
In the 2016 election for president, did you vote for:
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Hillary Clinton (Dem)40% responded95%4%
Donald Trump (Rep)43% responded7%92%
Other5% responded60%25%
Did not vote11% responded58%39%
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working?
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Enthusiastic13% responded18%81%
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic27% responded29%70%
Dissatisfied, but not angry32% responded67%31%
Angry26% responded74%24%
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working?
(3,870 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Enthusiastic or satisfied40% responded25%74%
Dissatisfied or angry57% responded70%28%
In your vote for president, how would you rate the importance of recent rising COVID-19 cases? (Asked only of Election Day voters)
(2,788 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
The most important factor23% responded61%38%
An important factor37% responded47%51%
A minor factor18% responded13%86%
Not a factor at all16% responded7%91%
In your vote for president, how would you rate the importance of recent rising COVID-19 cases? (Asked only of Election Day voters)
(2,788 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Important61% responded52%46%
Not important34% responded10%88%
In your vote for president, how would you rate the importance of recent rising COVID-19 cases? (Asked only of Election Day voters)
(2,788 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
Factor79% responded43%56%
Not a factor16% responded7%91%
In today's election for U.S. House of Representatives, did you just vote for:
(14,856 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
The Democratic candidate51% responded95%4%
The Republican candidate48% responded4%95%
Population of area, three categories
(15,343 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
City over 50,00029% responded60%38%
Suburbs51% responded50%48%
Small city and Rural19% responded42%57%
National Region
(15,590 Respondents)Voted (D)Voted (R)
East20% responded58%41%
Midwest23% responded47%51%
South35% responded46%53%
West22% responded57%41%