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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 3, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 46%.

- Even though President Trump did most of the talking, debate watchers tend to see Democrat Joe Biden as the winner, although a sizable number remain undecided.

- Enthusiasm continues to grow about the upcoming presidential election, with Republicans in particular more fired up since President Trump’s latest U.S. Supreme Court selection.

- Angered by President Trump’s nomination of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice just weeks before Election Day, several prominent Democrats have suggested adding more members to the high court or imposing term limits on the justices if their party regains control of the Senate. Most voters continue to favor term limits for the Supreme Court but oppose packing it with more members.

- Voters again this year think debate moderators are a lot more likely to help the Democrat presidential nominee over Donald Trump. They suspect the media plays favorites, too, when fact-checking what the candidates say.

- Following President Trump’s announcement of a U.S. Supreme Court nominee just weeks before Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden has jumped out to an eight-point lead in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. The survey does not include reaction to last night’s first Trump-Biden debate.

- The vast majority is likely to watch this year’s presidential debates which begin tonight, but voters say the debates are less important than they were four years ago.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of September 20-24, 2020 fell to 102.2 from 104.0 the week before.

- Voters aren’t convinced that federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett should sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, but a sizable majority expects her to be confirmed by the Senate.

- Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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