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Your name might determine if you’re voting for Biden or Trump, new NYT poll shows

The New York Times recently looked at voters’ first name and found out who Karens are voting for.

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 file photo, people wait in line in the rain outside of an early voting site in Miami, as Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state Monday.
In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, people wait in line in the rain outside of an early voting site in Miami, as Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state Monday.
Lynne Sladky, Associated Press

The New York Times recently conducted a poll that identified voters by first name. The team then created a chart that showed the 10 most common male and female names and who they voted for.

The poll — done in conjunction with Siena College — aimed to show how men and women are voting for President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the upcoming race.

The chart broke down how each name of the person polled voted. Here’s how it shaped out in respect to the candidates:

Trump voters:

  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • William
  • Nancy
  • Michael
  • Robert
  • James
  • Jennifer
  • John
  • David
  • Linda

Biden voters:

  • Mary
  • Susan
  • Elizabeth
  • Patricia
  • Lisa
  • Barbara
  • Karen

Split:

  • Joseph
  • Christopher

Find your name

The New York Times poll includes a searchable field where you can enter your name and see how other people with your name prefer to vote. Not all names are included in the list.

  • For example, “Herb” (that’s my name) turned up no matching results. But “Ryan” showed a 63% support for Trump and a 35% for Biden.