Live Webinar: 2020 Vote Choice and Motivations of Black Americans

Data from the 2020 American Election Eve Poll

Past Event
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020
11:00 AM ET

On Thursday, November 5 at 11:00 AM Eastern, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), and African American Research Collaborative (AARC) will host a media webinar to discuss the vote choices and motivations of Black Americans based on their findings in the 2020 American Election Eve Poll. Given the battleground states in play, maybe no group was more important than Black voters in 2020. During the call, AARC pollsters and NAACP and Vera leadership will share in-depth analysis on these and other questions:

  • How did Black Lives Matter protests drive African American voters?
  • What do Black voters think about defunding the police?
  • Are Black men supporting Trump?
  • Was this election really about COVID-19?

The poll of more than 15,000 people who voted includes 4,100 African American respondents from key battleground states, including Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin, as well as a national sample. During the webinar, pollsters from AARC will join leaders from the NAACP and Vera to present the key findings from the poll and discuss what those results mean in the context of 2020 election results and for the African American community for the next four years.


  • Nicholas Turner
    Nicholas Turner
    President & Director
  • Derrick Johnson
    President and CEO, NAACP
  • Henry Fernandez
  • Ray Block, PhD
    Senior Research Analyst