Residents vote on the Beloit Historic Society on November 03, 2020 in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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The financial system, the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice have emerged as high points for voters within the 2020 presidential election, in keeping with NBC Information exit polls.

In line with early outcomes from the NBC Information survey of early and Election Day voters, a couple of third of respondents recognized the financial system as essentially the most decisive concern in how they voted for president. Racial inequality was the highest concern for 21% of surveyed voters, and 18% stated the Covid-19 disaster mattered most of their resolution.

When requested in regards to the tradeoff between containing the coronavirus and rebuilding the financial system, 52% of voters believed controlling the pandemic, even when it hurts the financial system, was extra vital.

Responses aligned carefully with voters’ decisions within the presidential election. Voters for President Donald Trump had been extra prone to level to the financial system and crime and security as vital points, whereas voters for Democratic challenger Joe Biden had been extra prone to determine the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice.

Of their final messages to voters, Trump strayed from the financial populism that fueled his 2016 victory, whereas Biden centered the coronavirus pandemic. Biden has repeatedly criticized the president for his dealing with of the Covid-19 disaster, which has claimed greater than 230,000 American lives this yr and is surging throughout the nation.

Whereas Trump and Biden have typically framed the election as a alternative relating to character, 72% of voters believed a candidate’s concern positions had been extra vital than their private qualities, NBC Information exit polls discovered.

As polls start to shut throughout the nation and states start to tally ballots, outcomes launched tonight and within the coming days will present how these points translated into votes for president.

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