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Poll: Number of voters likely to take coronavirus vaccine in 2020 increases from September

A majority of voters say they are likely to take a coronavirus pandemic if one becomes available in 2020, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Sixty-three percent of registered voters said they are likely to take a coronavirus vaccine if one becomes available in 2020, a 4 percentage point increase from a Sept. 10-14 survey.

Thirty-seven percent of voters in this most recent survey said they are unlikely to take a vaccine in 2020 should one become available. 

A majority of voters in most demographics said they are likely to take a vaccine this year, but, the poll found that majority support varied. 

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Seventy percent of men said they are likely to take a vaccine compared to 54 percent of women.

Sixty-eight percent of Hispanic voters and 65 percent of white voters said they are likely to take a coronavirus vaccine in 2020.

By contrast, 56 percent of Black voters said they are unlikely to take a vaccine this year.

The survey conducted after the initial report from Pfizer stating their vaccine candidate is more than 90 percent effective and before an analysis from Moderna showed their vaccine candidate to be 94.5 percent effective.

Despite the promising news of an effective coronavirus vaccine, experts say it is unlikely to be distributed on a large scale until next year. 

The latest Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,762 registered voters Nov. 10-13. It has a margin of error of 1.87 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte