State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey Report #21: Most Important Problems Facing the Nation Today [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "Which issues are, or will be, on voters' minds as they enter the voting booth on or before November 3rd? Candidates Trump and Biden have stressed quite distinct issues throughout the campaign. The Democrat, Joe Biden, has sought to maintain a focus on the President's handling of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, claiming that Donald Trump is undermining Americans' healthcare with his COVID-19 response. He also has accentuated Trump's efforts to revoke the Affordable Care Act, and the issue of systemic racism. President Trump, the Republican, has emphasized starkly different issues, particularly law and order and the economy, while seeking to avoid focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. But to what extent are the campaigns succeeding in framing the election according to their preferred emphases? In this report, we present results from our September and October survey waves in which we asked respondents to name the most important problems (MIPs) facing the nation. We investigate overall responses, as well as differences across individual states and demographic subgroups."
Report No.21, v.1
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University
The State of the Nation, A 50-State COVID-19 Survey: https://covidstates.org/