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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 9, 2021

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%.

- More than a dozen senators say they will challenge Joe Biden’s election when Congress meets today to certify the results, and Republican voters overwhelmingly support the challenge.

- While Congress continues debating whether to send Americans as much as $2,000 in a second round of coronavirus stimulus payments, voters overwhelmingly say a new round of stimulus checks is necessary to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped by three points this month, the second consecutive monthly decline since Joe Biden was elected President.

- Most voters are concerned about the government spying on U.S. citizens, and many are worried such surveillance will increase under the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.

- More Americans expect crime to rise than to decline under President-elect Joe Biden, and Republicans overwhelmingly expect a nationwide crime increase during the Biden administration.

- Americans don’t expect the new Congress to be better than the last one, but most say it would be better for Congress to work with President-elect Joe Biden than to oppose him.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of December 27-30, 2020 fell to 97.2 from 99.7 the week before. The Index has closed below its baseline for the past four weeks and seven out of the last eight weeks, indicating voters are looking for tighter immigration control from the incoming Biden administration.

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in December, his final full month in office, down three points from November, when his 50% approval tied his high for 2020, first reached in September. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapproved of the president’s job performance in December, up three points from the month before.

- Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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