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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 29, 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%.

- Most voters don’t expect a presidential winner to be announced on Election Day. Perhaps in part, that’s because the majority of Democrats agrees with Hillary Clinton that Joe Biden should not concede if the race is close.

- Most voters don’t remember President Trump’s remarks about the 2017 racial melee in Charlottesville, Va. the way Joe Biden does. But the false narrative embraced by the president’s opponents has become fact for a sizable number.

- Voters are more likely to identify with President Trump than with Democratic nominee Joe Biden when it comes to the big issues. They also give Trump a slightly better chance these days of having a successful presidency.

- Voters are only slightly more likely to question the ethics of President Trump over those of Democratic nominee Joe Biden but consider themselves far more ethical than either man.

-  Joe Biden’s lost ground since the close of the Democratic National Convention, and he and President Trump are now running neck-and-neck in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

- The political debate over mail-in voting continues to rage, but a sizable number of voters, especially Democrats, plan to vote that way. Most voters are confident that their vote will be fairly counted, too.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 16-20, 2020 has fallen back to 101.5 from 104.1 the week before. This is the lowest finding since late May. Are Americans reacting to the slowing job market as the coronavirus pandemic lingers?

- Most voters aren’t swayed by former President Obama’s harsh words about his successor Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention. Perhaps that’s because voters are closely divided when asked which man has been a better president.

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

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