[Ed. – What had the respondents been smoking when they answered this question?]
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for Harris if both major party presidential nominees dropped out of the race. Forty-five percent (45%) would choose Vice President Pence instead. But it’s important to note that this survey was taken before last night’s vice presidential debate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Four years ago, Pence beat Democrat vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine 41% to 35% when voters were given the presidential option.
Eighty-five percent (85%) of voters said they were likely to watch this week’s vice presidential debate, with 64% who were Very Likely to do so. This compares to 78% and 54% respectively in 2016.
Seventy percent (70%) said the performance of the vice presidential candidates in the debate is important to their vote, including 37% who said it’s Very Important.