Groups that candidates won by six or more percentage points
Minnesota opted narrowly for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and leans to the left of the upper Midwest, though it’s a tempting state to Republicans, with a large number of rural, White voters who have left the Democrats behind. The large number of White college graduates is a factor, and refugee-fueled diversity in Minneapolis is another. But the Trump campaign invested heavily here after nearly skipping it in 2016. Ultimately, the state went for former vice president Joe Biden, contributing 10 electoral votes to his total.
The Post is publishing preliminary results from national and state exit polls that allow readers to explore demographic trends in the 2020 vote. These surveys randomly sample voters in three ways: in-person, as they exited voting places on or before Election Day, and by telephone, through a survey of more than 25,000 early voters, to help account for the huge increase of votes cast early.
Containing the coronavirus now, even if it hurts the economy54% of voters
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus40%
Preliminary national and state exit poll results from interviews of randomly selected voters as they exited voting places across the country on Nov. 3, as well as from voters exiting early voting locations. Early voters were also reached through a telephone survey. The polls were conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. Results are weighted to match vote tallies by region and to correct for differential participation by subgroup.