More than 40 percent of Americans can't name VP candidates
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More than 40 percent of Americans can't name the vice presidential nominee of either major party, according to a new survey.


The survey, conducted by ABC News and the Social Science Research Solutions (SRSS) survey firm, asked an online opinion panel about the upcoming vice presidential debate between Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBiden leading Trump, DeSantis by similar margins in new poll Best path to Jan. 6 accountability: A civil suit against Trump Biden trails generic Republican in new poll, would face tight race against Trump MORE (R) and Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Manchin, Sinema join GOP to sink filibuster change for voting bill Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size MORE (D-Va.).

The survey found that 41 percent of respondents couldn't name the GOP's vice presidential nominee and 46 percent weren't sure about the name of the Democratic vice presidential nominee.

Still, 64 percent of respondents say they are likely to watch the vice presidential debate on Tuesday night.

That number is 10 points lower than the percentage of voters who said they planned to watch the first presidential debate of 2016 between Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE and Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE, which was held late last month.

Only 10 percent of voters think the vice presidential debate is going to have a major impact on their vote in November.

The ABC News/SSRS poll was conducted from Sept. 29 to 30 among 245 respondents. The margin of error is 8.1 percentage points.