USA Today poll finds 65% of Americans support vote-by-mail. Only 32% of Americans oppose the option.

  • The poll was taken by USA Today and Suffolk University on April 21-25 and based on responses from 1,000 registered voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 3%.
  • 84% of Democratic voters support voting by mail. 14% oppose it.
  • 43% of Republican voters support voting by mail. 53% were opposed.
  • 68% of Independent voters support voting by mail. 33% oppose it.
  • Democrats have rallied behind vote-by-mail as a means to avoid COVID-19 health concerns.
  • President Trump has said he opposed vote-by-mail alleging it leads to voter fraud and favors Democratic candidates.
  • Voting by mail is prevalent in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
  • In 16 states, voters can receive mail ballots but only if they meet certain exceptions such as being 65 years or older, having a disability, or being out of the county on Election Day and during the early voting period. 
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