In terms of its impact on their own lives, 76% of Registered Voters nationwide believe Election 2020 is “Very Important.” A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that another 16% say it’s somewhat important while 8% consider it not important or are not sure.
Those who support major party presidential candidates are far more likely than others to consider the election Very Important. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Biden supporters consider it that important. So do 84% of Trump supporters.
As for those considering other candidates, just 62% believe the election is Very Important. Among those unlikely to vote, that figure falls to 32%.
Among those unlikely to vote, 38% either consider the election to either be unimportant (24%) or are not sure if it will have an impact on their lives (14%).
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from September 10-12, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 166 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.