Overwhelming 73% voters say Biden VP pick should be most qualified person, no matter race or gender

Overall, 15% of U.S. voters believe Biden should pick a woman of color, 10% say a woman, and 2% would like a person of color.

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Just the News Poll, When selecting his Vice-Presidential running mate, which of the following should Joe Biden select
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

    An overwhelming 73% of U.S. voters say Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should pick the most qualified person to be his running mate, regardless of race or gender, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. That total includes 55% of Democrats.

    Overall, 15% say Biden should pick a woman of color, 10% say a woman, and 2% would like a person of color.

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    Just the News Poll, When selecting his Vice-Presidential running mate, which of the following should Joe Biden select
    Just the News Daily Poll
    With Scott Rasmussen

    Among Democrats, the reaction is more evenly divided. While just over half say Biden should pick the best person, 45% prefer other criteria: 26% would prefer a woman of color, 16% say a woman, and 3% want a person of color.

    Among voters who have no preference in the race between President Trump and Biden, 86% want him to select the most qualified person.

    During the Democratic primary debate season, Biden onstage promised to pick a female running mate.

    Just the News Daily Poll respondents were asked, “When selecting his Vice-Presidential running mate, which of the following should Joe Biden select?" They responded as below:

    • 15%  A woman of color
    • 10%  A woman
    •  2%   A person of color
    •  73% The most qualified person, regardless of race or gender

    The national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted June 25-27, 2020 by Rasmussen, a polling veteran. Margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8% for full sample. 

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