US election and COVID-19: What do Americans want?

COVID-19 has overshadowed nearly every facet of American life, including the 2020 elections. With election campaigns and primaries suspended or delayed across most states, the high-octane contest has become somewhat subdued. Piplsay (powdered by Market Cube) uncovers America’s reaction to the latest political buzz ahead of the presidential election. Political parties can leverage this data in their decision making.

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden thinks President Trump will try to delay the November election using the pandemic as an excuse. Reeling under the virus’s impact, what does the American public think about it? More importantly, what are their expectations from the upcoming election? Piplsay polled 21,377 Americans nationwide to get these answers. Here’s a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 24% of Millennials and Gen Xers believe President Trump will try to delay the November election
  • An equal 26% of men and women think that the presidential election should not be held this year
  • 62% of White Americans are comfortable with having the election as compared to 46% of Black Americans and 43% of Hispanics
  • 60% of men would be comfortable going to the polling booth on election day as compared to 47% of women
  • 41% of Gen Zers think President Trump is using fraud in vote-by-mail as an excuse while 46% of Gen Xers believe he may have valid reasons to say so
“By making false claims about fraud in voting-by-mail and threatening to block emergency loan to the US postal service, Trump is already trying to undermine the election” – Alex
“President Trump has done a good job dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The opposition is making wild accusations and suggestions to discredit him before the election” – Sam

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from May 5-6, 2020. We received 21,377 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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