What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 1, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 50%.
- Voters think big city leaders in places like Portland and Seattle where violent protests have gone on for weeks are bringing the violence on themselves, with most reporters cheering on the protesters.
- Americans are sending more negative signals than positive ones over the decision by many professional sports organizations to promote the controversial Black Lives Matter movement.
- Voters remain skeptical of the job Congress is doing, with one-out-of-three pleased with the congressional representation they have.
- Likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden has lengthened his lead over President Trump in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.
- The vast majority of Americans say their immediate family has escaped the coronavirus so far, but just over half say their state has started tightening up again because of the surge of new cases.
- U.S. voters think China is chiefly to blame for the coronavirus, and most now believe the Chinese should pay at least some of the global costs of the pandemic.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of July 19-23, 2020 rose slightly to 104.7 from 103.8 the week before but remains consistent with surveying since the beginning of June. Voters still seem to be comfortable with the immigration restrictions President Trump has put in place to counter the economic effects of the coronavirus.
- Most voters agree with Congress’ attempt to fashion another coronavirus stimulus package. But they worry that the plan will be loaded with unnecessary goodies because Congress is motivated primarily by political gain rather than what people really need.
- Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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