Interesting – I spent the morning & early afternoon asking people this question at their doors. Same on Monday & Tuesday.
But everybody was very polite to me (‘Minnesota nice’). Even those who told me they planned to vote for the other candidate were nice – several of them thanked me for working to register voters.
Most people answer the question, and seem to do so honestly. Some (about 1/6th, I’d estimate) decline to answer. But politely. Some people are genuinely undecided. I’ve never had anyone respond with a snarky answer like ‘whoever you’re NOT working for’ or anything like that. Maybe it’s harder to do that face-to-face instead of on the phone. Rarely, people will say they don’t like either of them – but then they usually go on to name the one that they guess they’ll have to vote for.
The only other name people mention is Hilary Clinton – months after it was decided, 25 days to the election, and people are still naming her as the one they wanted to vote for. (And it’s mostly men saying this!)
Very seldom am I asked why I’m asking who they support. I’d think it’s pretty obvious, since I’m wearing a candidate’s button and I identify myself and who I’m volunteering for in my first sentence. I just answer honestly; that we want to know our supporters, so we can call and remind them to vote on election day.