What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 8, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%.
- Support for more gun control is down from last year’s all-time high, and one-in-four voters with guns in their household have added one in the past six months.
- As the president employs federal agents to help quell violent protests in some cities and the coronavirus lockdown continues, he earned a monthly job approval of 47% in July. That’s up from 45% in June but still below his high to date for the year of 49% in February.
- When it comes to the violent anti-police protests that continue in several major cities, most voters are sure of this: President Trump sides with the cops, while Democratic leaders line up with the protesters.
- Americans are closely divided over whether an anti-coronavirus vaccine is coming by the end of the year, but a sizable number are willing to be guinea pigs to get the job done. Most still say they’re likely to get the vaccine when it’s here but not as many as three months ago.
- Likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden still holds a slight lead over President Trump in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.
- Support for mail-in voting is eroding amidst reports of problems and irregularities, but fewer voters are prepared to delay the upcoming presidential election because of the coronavirus.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of July 26-30, 2020 fell to 102.3 from 104.7 the week before as President Trump further restricts access to foreign workers to help Americans get back to work.
- Voters strongly agree with President Trump’s decision to end an Obama-era regulation intended to push low-income housing into more affluent neighborhoods in the name of racial diversity.
- Most voters view the ongoing violent protests against police as primarily criminal in nature and think they will only make the criminal justice system in America worse.
- Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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