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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 22, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 51%.

-  Voters remain dismissive of politicians and their campaign promises but think President Trump has delivered more than most.

- The growth of state primaries has largely reduced national political conventions to rah-rah sessions for the party faithful, but one-in-five voters say a convention has changed their vote.

- President Trump’s a solid conservative now as far as most voters are concerned but not as right-wing as Mitt Romney was when he ran for the presidency.

- Most voters view the likely Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as just as liberal as Hillary Clinton but not as far to the political left as Barack Obama.

- With the Democratic National Convention in full swing and a new running mate by his side, Joe Biden holds a slightly narrower lead over President Trump in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

- U.S. voters tend to see the surprise agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as the breakthrough to peace in the Middle East and are more comfortable than they have been in years with the level of American involvement in the region.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 9-13, 2020 rose again to 104.1, up from 103.2 the previous week.

- Players in the collegiate Pac-12 Conference are pushing for unionization and with it payment for their play. Most Americans don’t like either idea, but for close fans of college athletics, the time has come.

- Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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