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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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.
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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