Groups that candidates won by six or more percentage points
President Trump posted another convincing win in Ohio this cycle, contributing 18 electoral votes to his total. Democrats misjudged Ohio in 2016, investing time and money into a place where one of the party’s bases — working-class Whites — had deserted it. That year, Republicans gained ground everywhere but around Cincinnati and Columbus, and the state didn’t deliver many wins for Democrats in 2018.
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 economy47% of voters
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus48%
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.