Fifteen percent (15%) of voters nationwide discussed the presidential election with someone outside their family last week. At the other extreme, a Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 19% did not discuss the election at all outside their family.
Broadening the categories a bit shows that 36% discussed the election outside their family either most days or every day. An identical number–36%– had such a discussion “maybe once” or not at all. In between are 26% who discussed the election a couple of times.
On “most days”, 40% of Republicans and 39% of Democrats discussed the election with people outside their family. Just 29% of Independent voters did the same.
Discussions were more common within the confines of the family. Half of all voters (49%) discussed the election with their immediate family most days or every day.
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from August 27-29, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 188 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.