If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.


What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 18, 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%. 

- Following the high-profile resignation of a New York Times opinion page editor, most voters are eager to find fair and balanced media coverage but think the majority of news organizations these days are politically biased.

- Most Americans continue to see political correctness as a problem that is killing free speech in this country.

- Joe Biden has promised to raise taxes, and voters believe him. Voters are nearly twice as likely to think Biden will raise their taxes than President Trump will.

- The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent “faithless elector” decision focuses attention once again on the Electoral College’s role in presidential elections. Just over half of voters are ready to set the Founding Fathers’ Electoral College aside.

- President Trump has jumped back into the race and now trails Joe Biden by just three points in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

- Some habits die hard, and paying income taxes is apparently one of them. Most Americans filed their taxes by April 15 despite the government’s decision to extend the deadline to today because of the coronavirus pandemic.

- A New York Times columnist has urged likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden not to debate President Trump in the fall. Most voters think that’s a bad idea, although only just over half believe Biden is even up to debating Trump given ongoing questions about his mental health.

- The Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index for the week of July 5-9, 2020, rose slightly to 105.3 from 104.3 the previous week. With the Index over 100 for the past several weeks, it suggests voters are comfortable with the immigration restrictions President Trump has put in place since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

- Support for the long-standing name of Washington, DC’s professional football franchise has fallen dramatically, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to change their name.

- Twenty-four percent (24%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

Visit the Rasmussen Reports home page for the latest current polling coverage of events in the news. The page is updated several times each day.

Remember, if it's in the news, it's in our polls.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.