Key Poll Data/Information

USC Dornsife Daybreak Polls

Daily Tracking Poll

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The USC Dornsife Poll is a series of public opinion polls, both national and statewide, designed to survey voter attitudes on a wide range of political, policy, social, and cultural issues. Conducted at regular intervals throughout the year, the USC Dornsife Poll has been widely cited, helping to inform the public and to encourage discourse on key political and policy issues.

The USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll tracks public opinions on the 2020 presidential election daily. It is the same poll that routinely made headlines in the 2016 presidential election. The Daybreak Poll is a joint effort of the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future. Toplines for the USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll appear below along with related news stories. The poll’s methodology, daily tracking graphs, data files, FAQs, and related information are available via links in the left column.

For media inquiries, please call the Center for the Political Future at (213) 740-5596 or email

USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll Methodology and Crosstabs (September 16, 2020)

Poll Media Coverage

September 2020
Poll highlights key barriers for Trump and Biden in final weeks before election David Lauter, Los Angeles Times (September 16, 2020)


News Release - September 2020
Small majority of voters trust Trump to handle jobs & economy, but Biden leads on all other issues (September 16, 2020)