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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 2, 2021

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 45%.

- For most Americans, New Year’s Day is just another holiday, but they welcome it this year because it will put the dreadful 2020 behind them.

- Americans remain generally positive about the media’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and don’t think the risks of the disease have been overhyped.

- In the wake of an explosion that rocked Nashville last week, Americans are more concerned about domestic terrorism than foreign threats, and many believe the danger has increased during President Trump’s term in office.

- Americans still generally have a favorable view of the United Nations, but many remain concerned that the United States is paying more than its fair share of the international organization's budget.

- The stock market has recently hit record highs, but Americans are increasingly worried that the boom won’t last much longer.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of December 20-23, 2020 inched up slightly to 99.7 from 99.0 the week before. The Index has closed below its baseline for the past three weeks and six out of the last eight weeks, indicating voters are looking for tighter immigration control from the incoming Biden administration.

- When the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, GOP voters strongly believe President Trump should remain the role model, but most think the party should look for a new face to be its next presidential candidate.

- Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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