One of the big things that may end up playing a smaller role than expected is the administration’s handling of the pandemic. “In short, voters seemingly saw a dichotomy between the economy and the public health response to the virus — and where they stood on that divide fell along deeply partisan lines. Republican voters overwhelmingly wanted the economy to restart — something Trump has long been advocating for — more than they wanted to see the virus controlled. They also viewed the economy as a key issue, more so than the pandemic, when deciding who to support.” Exit polls suggest significant polarization about the pandemic and its economic fallout. This may be the saddest part of the election and the campaign and the Trump era. The politicization of something we all should be working together to solve.