Election night marks the end of one phase of campaign 2020 – and the start of another
We developed this explainer to help people understand how, and why, the complex U.S. electoral process is even more so this time around.
Key facts about Black eligible voters in 2020 battleground states
More than one-third of Black eligible voters in the U.S. live in nine of the nation’s most competitive states.
Large Shares of Voters Plan To Vote a Straight Party Ticket for President, Senate and House
Just 4% of registered voters support Trump or Biden and a Senate candidate from the opposing party.
Only 24% of Trump supporters view the coronavirus outbreak as a ‘very important’ voting issue
Supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden differ widely on the issues that are "very important" to their vote.
Democrats’ advantage over Republicans among Florida registered voters has shrunk since 2016
More Floridians have registered to vote as Republicans than Democrats since the 2016 presidential elections.
Latinos make up record 17% of Florida registered voters in 2020
The number of Hispanic registered voters in Florida grew by 364,000 between 2012 and 2016 and by 305,000 between 2008 and 2012.
Americans Plan To Follow Election Returns Closely; Biden Supporters More Confident Their News Sources Will Make Right Call
Biden supporters are more likely than Trump supporters to be confident their news sources will make the right call in announcing a winner. And partisans remain worlds apart on how well the U.S. has controlled the coronavirus outbreak.
Latino voters have growing confidence in Biden on key issues, while confidence in Trump remains low
Hispanic registered voters in the U.S. express growing confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to handle key issues like the coronavirus outbreak.
Differences in How Democrats and Republicans Behave on Twitter
Entering the peak of the the 2020 election season, social media platforms are firmly entrenched as a venue for Americans to process campaign news and engage in various types of social activism. But not all Americans use these platforms in similar ways.
Deep Divisions in Views of the Election Process – and Whether It Will Be Clear Who Won
Just half of registered voters expect to know results within a day or two of Election Day, including nearly identical shares who support Trump and Biden.
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