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

Matthew SmithHead of Data Journalism
October 21, 2020, 12:04 PM GMT+0

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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