Voters split on whether Joe Biden has been honest about his son’s business activities

Matthew SmithLead data journalist
October 21, 2020, 12:04 PM UTC

Almost all Republicans think the former VP has been dishonest

Following allegations of wrongdoing published by the New York Post, the business activities of Hunter Biden in Ukraine and China - and the extent to which his father Joe Biden was involved - are top of the news agenda once again.

A new Washington Examiner/YouGov poll finds voters are split on whether the Democratic nominee has been honest about his son’s business dealings. Four in ten (41%) believe the former vice president has been upfront with the American people, while a similar number (45%) think he has been hiding some of what he knows.

The results split predictably along party lines. The overwhelming majority of Republicans (92%) believe Joe Biden has been dishonest, with only 5% thinking he has given a full account of what he knows.

Three quarters (75%) of Democrats think their candidate has been honest, with just 6% thinking the opposite.

Independents tend to think Biden has been dishonest, by 46% to 34%.

See the toplines and crosstabs from this Washington Examiner/YouGov Poll

Methodology: This article is based on a flash poll of 1,200 registered voters surveyed via YouGov Direct on October 4, 2020 between 11:300 a.m. and 1:27 p.m. This YouGov Direct Poll was weighted according to age, gender, race, education, and 2016 presidential vote. The margin of error is ±3.7%

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