Decision 2020: Pennsylvania Post Office poll

Pennsylvania was one of three states which shocked the world on Election Night 2016 when it supported a Republican Presidential candidate for the first time since 1988, and it is expected to be competitive again this year.

In recent weeks, the United States Postal Service has been in the news because with an increasing emphasis on mail in voting this year given the coronavirus pandemic, this government agency will see its capacity limits tested over the next few months with tens of millions of ballots and/or ballot applications being delivered either to or from the voter.

Given the recent news about the Post Office and President Trump’s new Postmaster General appointee, JMC Analytics and Polling, in a bipartisan and joint polling engagement with Dr. Rachel Bitecofer of the Niskanen Center, polled three predominately rural Congressional districts in Pennsylvania to gauge attitudes about both the Post Office and about federal/state government handling of the coronavirus pandemic. These districts chosen for the poll supported President Trump 70-27% in 2016 (unusually high for the Northeast), and as such, are a test of these issues among his base supporters in a crucial swing state.

The poll results can be found here. Either John Couvillon ( or Dr. Rachel Bitecofer ( may be contacted about the results.