Poll Finds 70% of Voters Already Decided Who They’ll Pick in November

A recent survey shows that the vast majority of respondents have already decided who they will vote for in November’s presidential election.

72% of those surveyed in Monday’s Harvard CAPS/Harris poll indicated they have already decided, while 28% indicated they are still debating. This is a slight shift from the May poll when 69% of people said they had already made up their minds.

A higher percentage of Trump supporters(76%) than Biden supporters (68%) have confidently determined who they would support in the upcoming election. That could be reassuring to Trump, who is currently 6 points ahead of Biden in the polls when they are pitted head-to-head (47% support, 41% opposition, and 8% unsure).

Last week, during the presidential debate, Biden’s performance was generally considered a disaster, if not disqualifying. Now, his team is attempting to mitigate the fallout. When asked questions on policy, he faltered a bit and had trouble expressing himself clearly.

Apologists and true believers of Biden are characterizing the evening as “a bad night,” prompting quipsters to say the Titanic also had “a bad night.”

The good news for Biden is that researchers discovered that 75% of those who were either directly or indirectly exposed to the debate had already made up their minds about who they would vote for. The bad news is that Trump’s 6-point advantage is unlikely to waiver.

Among those who participated in the survey, 43% claimed to have seen the whole debate, 28% said they saw just a portion of it or viewed excerpts online, and 16% said they heard or read comments about it.

Of those who claimed to have seen it in its entirety or part, 80% were Republicans, 70% were Democrats, and 62% were independents.

There is unity between Trump’s lead among decided voters and the partisan split on this issue. When asked whether they have already made a decision, 84% of Republicans and 72% of Democrats said they have.

When asked whether they had made a decision, 58% of independents said yes, while 42% said no.