Exit poll results and analysis from Minnesota

Data as of Nov. 10 at 4:33 p.m.

Who won each group in Minnesota

Groups that candidates won by six or more percentage points

Joe Biden
Donald Trump

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.

Below, see how various groups voted in Minnesota’s election for president.

Full exit poll results

Candidates who won a demographic group by six or more percentage points are highlighted. Follow live election results from Minnesota here.

Sex
Trump
Biden
Men46% of voters
trump
50%
biden
47%
Women54%
trump
41%
biden
58%
Age
Trump
Biden
18-2914% of voters
trump
30%
biden
65%
30-4421%
trump
43%
biden
54%
45-6435%
trump
49%
biden
50%
65+30%
trump
51%
biden
48%
Race
Trump
Biden
White87% of voters
trump
47%
biden
51%
Black4%
trump
21%
biden
77%
Hispanic/Latino4%
trump
38%
biden
60%
Asian2%
Not enough respondents to break down details
Other3%
Not enough respondents to break down details
NET Non-White13%
trump
30%
biden
66%
Sex by race
Trump
Biden
White men39% of voters
trump
53%
biden
44%
White women48%
trump
42%
biden
57%
Black men3%
trump
30%
biden
69%
Black women1%
Not enough respondents to break down details
Hispanic/Latino men1%
Not enough respondents to break down details
Hispanic/Latino women2%
trump
35%
biden
63%
All other voters5%
trump
31%
biden
63%
Party self-identification
Trump
Biden
Democrats35% of voters
trump
4%
biden
95%
Republicans34%
trump
91%
biden
8%
Independents/Others31%
trump
40%
biden
55%
Ideology
Trump
Biden
Liberal26% of voters
trump
7%
biden
92%
Moderate41%
trump
33%
biden
63%
Conservative33%
trump
89%
biden
10%
Education
Trump
Biden
College graduates43% of voters
trump
34%
biden
63%
Some college or less57%
trump
53%
biden
45%
Education by race
Trump
Biden
White college graduates39% of voters
trump
35%
biden
62%
White, some college or less48%
trump
57%
biden
42%
Non-White college graduates4%
trump
25%
biden
73%
Non-White, some college or less9%
trump
32%
biden
64%
Education by race by sex
Trump
Biden
White women, college graduates21% of voters
trump
30%
biden
69%
White women, some college or less28%
trump
51%
biden
48%
White men, college graduates18%
trump
41%
biden
55%
White men, some college or less21%
trump
64%
biden
34%
Family income
Trump
Biden
Under $50,00035% of voters
trump
40%
biden
56%
$50,000-$99,99932%
trump
48%
biden
51%
$100,000 or more33%
trump
43%
biden
56%
When did you decide?
Trump
Biden
Decided in the last week6% of voters
trump
36%
biden
54%
Decided before last week93%
trump
44%
biden
54%
Most important issue in your vote for president
Trump
Biden
The coronavirus pandemic19% of voters
trump
6%
biden
94%
The economy32%
trump
88%
biden
9%
Crime and safety11%
trump
76%
biden
22%
Health-care policy17%
trump
15%
biden
84%
Racial inequality14%
trump
5%
biden
90%
Which is more important?
Trump
Biden
Containing the coronavirus now, even if it hurts the economy54% of voters
trump
13%
biden
85%
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus40%
trump
86%
biden
12%

Methodology

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.

Graphics by Brittany Mayes, Leslie Shapiro and Chris Alcantara. Text by David Weigel, Scott Clement, Emily Guskin, Kevin Uhrmacher, Ann Gerhart, Claudia Deane, Alauna Safarpour and Jocelyn Kiley.