US Election 2020: Data + Insights

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SurveyMonkey and Tableau have teamed up in an exclusive partnership with Axios to provide broad access to the public opinion data driving one of the most-watched elections of our lifetimes. The companies have combined SurveyMonkey’s vast market research technology, Tableau’s world class visual analytics solutions, and Axios’ SmartBrevity reporting to provide in-depth expert analysis and open the door for everyone—from business leaders to activists to first-time voters—to explore national sentiment in the lead up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.



SurveyMonkey-Tableau 2020 U.S. Election Polling


Candidate preference

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Candidate preference map 

Asking respondents: "If the 2020 presidential election were being held today among the following candidates, for whom would you vote?"


Job performance approval

Asking respondents about their perceptions of how different parts of the government have responded to the COVID-19 crisis.

Candidate preference storyfinder

Take a state-by-stake look at candidate preferences

Candidate preference demographics

Explore support for Biden or Trump among different groups of voters.


COVID-19 Worries

Tracking the percentage of people who are worried or very worried about the disease, its impact on their families, and the broader country.

Vote by mail

Mapping the states where residents are most likely to vote by mail and in-person.

Survey demographics

We’ll survey more than a million people nationwide by Election Day. Here’s who they are.


Campaign Contributions and Expenditures

Tableau Community member Patrick Sarsfield brings monthly U.S. Federal Elections Commission filings to life through this compelling dashboard. Explore where the candidates are raising money and how they’re spending it in the run-up to election day.

Explore the viz

Curated resources for working with election data


Visualization best practices

In 2019, Tableau’s evangelism director UK general election from Andy Cotgreave followed the best and worst data viz from national media coverage of the campaign. Take a look back and pick up some pointers on how to best viz election data.

Working with survey data

Survey data is notoriously tricky to work with, and well-structured data is the key to finding insights in the analysis. Learn a few tips and tricks for reshaping survey data for easier analysis in Tableau.


Understanding past US elections through data

A look back at 2016

2016 was a defining year for the U.S.—and election data. Find some of the best vizzes from the last election cycle in this gallery

Election trends since 1920

Looking for patterns in how the U.S. has voted in historical elections? This visualization can give you insights

Opinion poll ups and downs

In the lead-up to an election, the data on public opinion can change—a lot. This 2016 viz shows how much the numbers can fluctuate



About the partnership

Read the blog postRead the press release


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To learn more about SurveyMonkey's technology, check out the enterprise solutions powering the partnership, including the company's market research panel and data integrations.

You can also read about SurveyMonkey’s polling expertise on the company blog. 



Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios—named after the Greek word for “worthy”—helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. To follow Axios coverage, readers can subscribe to newsletters and download the mobile app.







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