PEORIA, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 03: Campaign signs for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed outside of the Lake Recreation Center on November 03, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The latest PoliticalIQ poll finds that former Vice President Joe Biden is considered the more moderate of the two Presidential candidates. 22% of Likely Voters describe Biden as Moderate, while 12% give that label to President Trump. The poll, conducted by Scott Rasmussen, has a 2.8% margin of error.

40% of respondents described Trump as Very Conservative, compared to 33% who described Biden as Very Liberal. When broken down by party, Republicans find both candidates to be on the end of the political spectrum with 52% saying Trump is Very Conservative and 56% saying Biden is Very Liberal.  Democrats saw both candidates as less extreme, with 39% describing Trump as Very Conservative and just 17% describing Biden as Very Liberal.

When it comes to Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris, Likely Voters found her to be more Liberal than the party’s Presidential Nominee. Overall, 42% of respondents described Harris as Very Liberal. When broken down by party, Republicans found Harris to be the most extreme of all the candidates.  65% of GOP respondents labeled Harris as Very Liberal compared to 27% of Democrats.

Even as the 2020 Election campaign wraps up, PoliticalIQ will continue to take the pulse of Americans on a wide variety of topics.  Coming up: how Americans view the future of the country and the future of their own pocketbooks.


The survey of 1,200 Likely Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 29-31, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 130 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 +/- 2.8 percentage points

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