What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 10, 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%.
- Economic confidence dropped slightly to 117.0 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down a point from September but just shy of the highest finding since March when states started locking down due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Trump earned a monthly job approval of 50% in September, up from 48% in August and his high for the year to date. His previous high was 49% in February.
- Voters put a lot more weight on the latest vice presidential debate compared to earlier election cycles and give Democrat Kamala Harris the edge over Republican Mike Pence as presidential material.
- Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer says statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. are priorities for his party if they win control of Congress. But Americans remain more comfortable with one than the other.
- Over one-fifth of Americans who have a gun in their household have added one since the Black Lives Matter anti-police protests began in late May and feel safer because they’ve done so.
- President Trump’s debate performance followed by his coronavirus diagnosis appear to be digging an even deeper hole for him this week. Democrat Joe Biden now has a 12-point lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.
- Voters strongly reject the idea of pushing back the election because of President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, with most saying the president’s illness will not influence their vote in any way.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of September 27-October 1, 2020 rose to 103.2 from 102.2 the week before.
- While damning evidence of high level abuse continues to be made public, voters are less convinced that senior federal law enforcement officials acted illegally against Donald Trump and are less supportive of prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey.
- Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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