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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending December 12, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%.

- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index has dropped 12 points from 126.4 just before Election Day to 114.5, reversing the fall rebound from the coronavirus lockdown that began in March. Many states in recent days have begun reimposing lockdown restrictions with the new surge in COVID-19 cases.

- For most Americans, Christmas remains more a religious experience than a time to buy things.

- Voters think Joe Biden cares more about what the media thinks than President Trump does but don’t see either man as media-focused as Congress

- Voters remain generally comfortable with the power of the U.S. presidency and expect Joe Biden to exercise it about the same way President Trump has.

- Voters are only slightly more hopeful that likely new President Joe Biden will be able to work better with Congress than President Trump did.

- Concern about the coronavirus remains high among Americans, and most suspect that we will be wearing masks and living in lockdown for at least the next six months. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of November 29-December 3, 2020 rose to 100.6 from 95.8 the week before. But the Index has closed below its baseline most weeks since Election Day and remains well below its high of 108.0 in June.

- Most voters say this year’s unprecedented level of mail-in voting was largely successful and continue to think President Trump should concede the presidential race. Republicans, however, strongly believe Democrats are likely to have stolen the election.

- Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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