In 2020, AP VoteCast conducted more than 130,000 interviews with registered voters in all 50 states to tell the story of the 2020 general election. Between October 26 and November 3, concluding as polls closed on Election Day, VoteCast delivered data about the presidential election in all 50 states, as well as all Senate and governors’ races in 2020. AP VoteCast highlighted the opinions of voters and nonvoters nationwide.
The results of the 2020 general election surveys were comprehensive and accurate when compared with key benchmarks. Because of their confidence in the data, both The Associated Press and Fox News – as well as other news outlets like The New York Times, NPR, PBS NewsHour, Univision News, USA Today Network, The Wall Street Journal – used the data to explain the mood of the electorate in their election-night coverage.
VoteCast also surveyed 4,565 registered voters in Georgia about the Senate runoff elections conducted on January 5, 2021.
The Associated Press and NORC are committed to transparency of VoteCast’s methods and results, as well as the continual improvement of the VoteCast methodology over time.
Suggested Citation: AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (May, 2021). “AP VoteCast 2020.” https://apnorc.org/projects/ap-votecast-2020-general-elections/