Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science; associate director of Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research
Druckman leads a public opinion survey about Americans' views on the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our 50-State COVID-19 survey revealed a deep partisan divide when it comes to preferences for how people plan to vote: 68% of those who favor Trump say they will turn out on Election Day to cast their ballot versus just 23% who favor Biden. But likely voters overall favored Biden by 50% to 40%. These differences explain why Americans might experience an “Election Week”— instead of an “Election Day” — in November 2020.
“It is thus conceivable that Trump will be winning at the end of the Election Day but will lose once all the votes, including mail-in or absentee, are counted. If so, it would create a chaotic situation given the Trump campaign has yet to commit to honoring the ultimate winner of the election.”