Poll: Plurality of voters would pick Harris over Pence if they were the presidential nominees

Gap between vice presidential candidates is slightly smaller than that of presidents.

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Mike Pence and Kamala Harris during the vice presidential debate
Mike Pence and Kamala Harris during the vice presidential debate, Oct. 7
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Updated: October 14, 2020 - 3:40pm

A plurality of likely U.S. voters would choose Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris for the presidency over Vice President Mike Pence, if they were at the top of their party's respective tickets, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Forty-nine percent of the likely voters selected Harris, while 43% chose Pence. 

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Between VP Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, for whom would you vote?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Rasmussen said that the poll numbers indicate that neither vice presidential candidate is, politically speaking, viewed as distinct from his or her running mate, considering Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by similar poll margins.

"The similarity of these results to the numbers for the presidential race suggests that neither Pence nor Harris has established a separate identity," he said.

The survey of 1,240 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 8-10, 2020.

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