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Since the coronavirus coursed through the country in March, Americans have had to endure lockdowns, restrictions, quarantines, sickness and sadly, death. Governments at all levels have had the job of protecting citizens, while also trying to keep the economy healthy.  During these difficult times, PoliticalIQ wanted to see how Likely American Voters viewed foundational concepts such as Majority Rule, Individual Rights, and Freedom.

When asked if it were more important for the government to ensure Majority Rule or protect Individual Rights, Likely Voters said protecting Individual Rights was more important by 64% to 27%.  Both Democrats and Republicans agreed by roughly the same margin.

Voters were also asked which party was more committed to the ideal of Equality.  In this case 51% of Likely Voters said Democrats, while 33% said Republicans.  59% of those with a Moderate political ideology thought Democrats were more committed to Equality.

When it comes to Freedom, Voters were split on which party supported that ideal more, with 43% siding with Republicans and 41% with Democrats.  In this case, 45% of Moderates thought Democrats supported Freedom more and 31% said the GOP.

Democrats were also thought to Trust Government more than Republicans. 38% said Democrats were more committed to Trusting Government, while 31% said Republicans. 

In addition to more national polling, PoliticalIQ will be releasing results from key states up until the election, with Texas later today and tomorrow.


The survey of 1,842 Likely Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 23-24, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 203 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. The Likely Voter sample was derived from a larger sample of Registered Voters using screening questions and other factors. Certain quotas were applied to the larger sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.3 percentage points.

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