First exit polls: More voters concerned by pandemic than economy

First exit polls: More voters concerned by pandemic than economy
Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 19:02:17-05

AP VoteCast found roughly two-thirds of voters said their opinion of President Donald Trump — either for or against — was what drove their choice in the election. Only about a third said the same of his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

The expansive poll showed that roughly 4 in 10 voters said the pandemic was the top priority facing the country. The economy followed close behind, with about 3 in 10 naming it as the most pressing issue.

One area of concern for Trump is how voters saw the direction of the country. Nearly 63% of those in the early exit polls said the country was going in the wrong direction, compared to 37% who said it is in the right direction.