Political Intelligence | The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Biden Holds Eight-Point Lead Over Trump Nationally

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Presidential Election National Trends

Respondents are asked "If the November 2020 presidential election were being held today, for whom would you vote?" Each data point reflects a 3-day moving average among around 12,000 likely voters.

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Political Intelligence is Morning Consult’s proprietary platform that provides real-time polling data on political elections, elected officials and voting issues.

The latest results reflect surveys conducted with 11,967 likely voters from August 3 – 9, 2020. Morning Consult’s reported results reflect data among likely voters based on a 3-day moving average with a margin of error of +/- 1%. Morning Consult conducts daily interviews with a representative sample of around 4,000 likely voters in the United States via stratified sampling based on age, gender, and language (English/Spanish). This daily sample is weighted based on age, education, ethnicity, gender, geographic region, home ownership, marital status and 2016 presidential vote history. 

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