Based on preliminary data from the Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted on Nov. 3, Biden made significant gains with male voters and voters older than 55, groups that in 2016 supported Trump more than they did Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate.
Black and Hispanic voters shifted toward Trump compared to the previous election, although both groups still supported Biden more than they did Trump. White voters, while still supporting Trump more overall, shifted toward Biden.
The charts above show the difference in percentage points between support for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. The differences highlight the shift in support within each demographic group.
Remember, because demographic groups vary in size – for example, there are more white voters than Black voters in the United States – a percentage point difference in white voters’ support represents a larger shift in terms of votes than the same point difference in Black voters’ support.