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USA Today/Suffolk Poll: Voters Concerned About Election Day Violence

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By    |   Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:23 AM

Seventy-five percent of voters are concerned about the possibility of violence on Election Day, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll reveals.

Twenty-two percent of those surveyed expressed little or no concern.

Here are how the poll results, released on Thursday, break down:

  • 36% are very concerned about the possibility of violence and 39% are somewhat concerned. 11% say they are not very concerned and another 11% say they were not concerned at all.
  • 53% say the pandemic has had a “major impact” on their lives, compared to 30% who say it has had a minor impact.
  • 52% favor Joe Biden for president, compared to 44% who back President Donald Trump.
  • 59% disapprove of Trump’s decision to hold large campaign rallies, while 35% approve.
  • 64% approve of Biden’s decision not to hold large campaign rallies, while 22% disapprove.

The poll conducted Oct. 23-27 surveyed 1,000 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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