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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 18, 2020

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 46%. 

-  If Joe Biden ends up as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, most voters in his party think he should choose a woman or person of color as his running mate, but there’s no clear favorite.

- A sizable number of voters are ready for America to begin returning to normal and think another six weeks is the most we can afford to remain closed down. Most worry, though, that they will get the coronavirus if they return to work.

- Voters still agree most politicians are intent on growing the size of government but aren’t as worried about that as they used to be.

- Voters agree America would not be better off with Hillary Clinton in the White House during the coronavirus pandemic but think Joe Biden would do just as good a job as President Trump.

- Democrats are quite happy with the ongoing media coverage of the coronavirus. But Republicans continue to put their faith in President Trump and see the media coverage as just another tool to attack him.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of April 5-9, 2020 stands at 102.6, up from 98.7 the week before and the first time in a month that the Index has risen above the baseline.

- Few Americans have been personally affected healthwise by the coronavirus so far, but politics is a factor when it comes to potential treatment.

- Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction. 

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