Insider poll: Employment status shows disparities in voting enthusiasm

  • Insider found links between employment status and a person’s likelihood of planning to vote in 2020.
  • People who listed themselves as unemployed and not looking for work were 14% more likely to say they’d opt out of voting than the average respondent in a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey from August to October.
  • For Americans unemployed and seeking work, 24% said they weren’t going to vote, making them 12 percentage points more likely to not turn out.
  • As unemployment remains high during the pandemic — hovering at about 7.9%, and even higher in some states like New York and Hawaii — this dynamic will be one to watch heading into Election Day.
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Employment status is linked to Americans’ intention to vote in 2020, a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey from August to October

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