What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 11, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 45%.
- With more of the country moving through their COVID-19 reopening phases, confidence in the economy continues its upswing, with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index rising another five points from June to 114.9.
- With America emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, use of face masks has risen, and Americans are more sympathetic to penalties for those who don’t wear one in public.
- Voters want the government to make sure native-born Americans get first crack at the post-coronavirus job market, keeping out foreign workers until the employment rate returns to normal.
- Most voters want the government to stop the attacks on historical monuments and prosecute those who have desecrated them.
- Just over half of voters continue to say they’re likely to vote against President Trump this fall. A sizable majority of those voters don’t seem to care who runs against him.
- President Trump trails likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden by ten points in Rasmussen Reports’ first weekly White House Watch survey for 2020.
- The U.S. Supreme Court continues to earn better-than-usual favorable ratings. Democrats are especially enamored with Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush appointee, who has disappointed conservatives with liberal-leaning votes this year.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of June 28-July 2, 2020 fell to 104.3, from the previous week’s high of 108.1. The Index had been trending up for several weeks as the country continues to wrestle with the coronavirus recovery and racial unrest.
- As racial unrest and the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic continue, the president earned a monthly job approval of 45% in June, down from 47% in May and his high of 49% for the year to date in February.
- Twenty-five percent (25%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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