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Nearly 40% of voters say next president's most important task will be 'stopping COVID'

A majority of voters, however, chose other issues.

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Updated: November 4, 2020 - 1:55pm

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Nearly 4-out-of-10 U.S. voters says the next president's most important task will be addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

When asked, 38% of voters said stopping the spread of the virus in the U.S. will be the next president's top priority upon taking office in January. Yet a majority of voters chose one of three other issues – health care, the economy and re-opening America –as the chief problem facing the commander-in-chief over the next four years. 

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Which of the following should be the top priority for the next president?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

 

As of Wednesday afternoon the next U.S. president had still not been officially decided, as states scrambled to count record numbers of mail-in votes that came in amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the last several months. 

The survey of 1,200 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 29-31, 2020.

Click here to see this poll's cross-demographic tabulations

Click here to see this poll's methodology and sample demographics

 

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