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Interest in presidential election hits near-record high: poll

Added 09-27-20 09:57:03am EST - “Interest in this year's presidential election has hit a near-record high for this point in the election cycle, according to a” - Thehill.com

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Interest in this year’s presidential election has hit a near-record high for this point in the election cycle, according to a national poll released Sunday. 

The Washington Post-ABC News poll determined that nearly six in 10 registered voters – 58 percent – said they are “very closely” following the 2020 presidential race between President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE and Democrat Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Joe Biden should enact critical government reforms if he wins MORE.

This percentage of registered voters is higher than any other presidential election at this point in the cycle going back to 2000, when George W. Bush faced Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreGallup: 61 percent support abolishing the Electoral College Business groups start gaming out a Biden administration Cruz says Senate Republicans likely have votes to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee MORE.

Out of all registered voters, 30 percent said they were following the election “somewhat closely,” while 12 percent said they were following “not so closely” or “not closely at all.”

Interest in this year’s election appears evenly distributed among Democrats and Republicans, with 86 percent of Democrats and 87 percent of Republicans following the election either very closely or somewhat closely. 

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