Party Affiliation Does Not Impact Opinion on Postponing Election in November
One in four voters are ready to postpone the election in November — for the first time in U.S. history — if the coronavirus threat continues. Interestingly, there’s no statistical significance in opinion based on party affiliation.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports national online and telephone survey, 25% of likely voters think the election should be delayed “if necessary” due to the threat from the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed and 13% are undecided.
Republicans (26%), Democrats (25%) and unaffiliated voters (25%) agree on delaying the election, and that unanimity is even higher on the question of delaying upcoming primaries.
Nearly half (48%) of all likely voters support delaying upcoming state primaries due to the coronavirus, and 37% disagree and 15% are not sure. Republicans (52%), Democrats (48%) and unaffiliated voters (45%) agree on delaying the primaries, while 35%, 37% and 37%, respectively, disagree.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted March 17-18, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.