Political rhetoric always heats up during a presidential election year.
National politics appear more extreme in 2020 than usual. The airwaves are filled with images of protests and riots in large cities, a portion of Seattle taken over by a militant group of people with little evidence of action by the mayor or governor and a nationwide shutdown of the economy due to concerns about COVID-19. These nationwide-events play a role in the national unease and uncertainty about what America will be like in coming years.
What does the federal community think about the upcoming election? Is there a preference for one candidate over the two leading contenders?
It often seems as though rational discourse is no longer the norm in political discussions. Political articles are filled with venom and hate in the comments reflecting the intense emotions on all sides of the political argument.
This is the first informal survey FedSmith has taken in this presidential election year since the candidates for the two major parties were finalized. We hope a number of readers will state their preference for who will be our next president in this anonymous survey.
Readers can post their comments below. It will benefit everyone if those making comments engage in rational discourse and intelligent discussion of issues rather than name-calling and hurling insults at others.
The survey is now closed. You can view the survey results in this article: Trump or Biden? Results of Reader Survey.