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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 11, 2020

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 43%. 

- Most Democrats now think their party is likely to hold an open convention in which the delegates choose a candidate rather than rely on the primary results. But they overwhelmingly believe Joe Biden will still emerge as the presidential nominee.

- As the coronavirus closes many businesses and takes the stock market on a thrill ride, confidence in the U.S. economy plunged, dropping a staggering 45 points from last month to 94.6 in the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index. This is the lowest finding in six years of surveying and four points below the April 2014 baseline. 

- Americans are nearly all keeping their distance from others during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, but many also acknowledge that social distancing is hurting some of their close personal relationships.

- Democrats remain highly critical of how the government is handling the coronavirus crisis and think a new House oversight committee will make things better. Republicans see more politics ahead.

- Most Americans say they’re likely to help financially those most hurt by the coronavirus, even though they’re very worried that their charitable giving will be ripped off instead.

-  Americans say government money is not the ultimate answer to the financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus. Most worry the government will run out of cash if the aid packages continue.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of March 29-April 2, 2020 stands at 98.7, little changed from 97.9 the week before. This is the third  week in a row the Index has fallen below the baseline, continuing to suggest that the coronavirus is impacting attitudes about allowing newcomers into the country.

- Joe Biden may be sweeping the traditional primary system, but Democrats are evenly divided when asked if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would make a better challenger against President Trump in November.

- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction. 

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