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Equal numbers of voters believe Trump, Biden are 'more ethical' than most politicians

A greater share of voters believe Trump is "less ethical," however.

Updated: October 29, 2020 - 6:55pm

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Roughly equal numbers of likely voters believe that President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are more ethical than most politicians, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

About one-third of all voters believe both politicians have more political ethics than average –  31% for Trump and 34% for Biden. 

However, nearly half of those surveyed  – 48% – believe Trump is "less ethical" than average, while just 35% believe that about Biden. 

Are each of the following candidates more ethical, less ethical, or about as ethical as most politicians?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen


The numbers come after both four years of the Trump administration and a contentious election season in which Biden has been hit with claims that he has participated in questionable business dealings with his family in the past. The New York Times has this election cycle published stories that suggest Trump's business operations are deeply in depth and that he's paid little in taxes. 

The survey of 1,842 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 23-24, 2020. It included 828 Respondents who have already voted.

To see this poll’s cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see this poll’s methodology and sample demographics, click here.

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