In the last few days before Election Day, Franklin & Marshall College has released it’s October polling data.
The poll surveyed 558 likely voters in Pennsylvania, including 268 Democrats, 229 Republicans and 61 independents.
The October poll has a 5 percent margin of error.
Let’s take a look:
Respondents ranked COVID-19 the most important problem facing Pennsylvania (27 percent).
Rounding out the top 5 were:
- Government and politics; 16 percent
- Unemployment, personal finance; 10 percent
- Economy, finances; 8 percent
- Taxes; 6 percent
Up slightly from September, 98 percent of respondents said they were certain to vote in the Nov. 3 general election.
42 … the percentage of respondents who said they would vote by mail-in ballot.
4 … the percentage of respondents who said they would vote by absentee ballot.
53 … the percentage of respondents who said they would vote in person.
1 … the percentage of respondents who said they did not know how they plan to vote.
Of those respondents who said they would vote via mail-in or absentee ballot, 85 percent said they have completed and returned ballot.
For or Against?
Seventy-eight percent of respondents who said they were voting for Donald Trump said the vote was for him, rather than against Biden.
Fifty-four percent of respondents who said they were voting for Joe Biden said the vote was against Trump while 44 percent said their vote was for Biden.
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