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 March 7, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 47%. 

- Voters are less convinced these days that the U.S. Supreme Court is driven by politics despite Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent accusation that some of her fellow justices have a pro-Trump bias. But voters still strongly believe the members of the high court should keep their political views to themselves.

- Like most everything else in America today, views of the coronavirus and the government response to it are heavily colored by politics. Democrats are most likely to see the new virus as a threat and to criticize the government’s response. Republicans see an anti-Trump agenda at work.

- As President Trump pressures California to tackle its worsening homelessness problem, most Americans continue to believe some cities and states make the problem worse for themselves and say it’s not up to the federal government to solve it for them.

- Americans are evidently more eager to file their income taxes than they have been in years, even though the number who expect a refund is little changed.

- As Super Tuesday dawns, Joe Biden has jumped back ahead nationally in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Bernie Sanders in second. Despite spending over half-a-billion dollars on campaign advertising, Michael Bloomberg has faded to third.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 23-27, 2020 has risen to 101.6, from 99.7 the week before.

- Forty-five percent (45%) 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.