What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 17, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%.
- Following her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, just over half of voters think U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed, and a sizable majority say she is Very Likely to be the next member of the high court.
- Voters remain conflicted over whether it’s too easy or too hard to vote in America, but most still don’t see a photo ID requirement at the polls as discriminatory.
- Early voting is available in most states, and voters in those states by a two-to-one margin plan to take advantage of it. Biden voters are much more eager to vote early than Trump supporters.
- Democrats remain the big fans of Obamacare, a central issue in the ongoing confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, while Republicans still want to see it go away.
- With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden holds a five point-lead over President Trump in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. But a week ago, Biden had a 12-point advantage, his biggest lead ever.
- Slightly more than half of voters still say they are more likely to vote against President Trump, a finding that hasn’t changed in a year of regular surveying.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of October 4-8, 2020 fell to 99.3 from 103.2 the week before. This is the lowest weekly finding since mid-May.
- Some Democratic opponents of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are criticizing her conservative Catholic beliefs. But three-out-of-four voters say a candidate’s religious faith should not determine whether he or she can serve on the high court.
- Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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