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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 24, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 51%.

- President Trump holds a three-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden in Florida, a state that’s critical to whether or not the president is reelected.

- Incumbent Republican Thom Tillis is running dead even with Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham in North Carolina’s fevered U.S. Senate race.

- President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are running neck and neck in the battleground state of North Carolina.

- Republicans are the most enthusiastic about the second Trump-Biden debate and are the most likely to watch. Overall enthusiasm is down from the first debate, however, even though one-in-four voters say debates have changed their vote in the past.

- President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are in a near tie in Arizona, a state Trump carried by three-and-a-half points in 2016.

- Democratic challenger Mark Kelly has a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Martha McSally in Arizona’s hotly contested U.S. Senate special election race.

- With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, it’s a three-point race.

- President Trump trails Democrat Joe Biden by five points in Pennsylvania, a state that was key to Trump’s election in 2016.

- Democrat Joe Biden has the edge over President Trump in Ohio, a Republican-leaning state that is a must-win for the president in his bid for reelection.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of October 11-15, 2020 rose to 102.6 from 99.3 the week before. Last week’s was the lowest weekly finding since mid-May.

- With Facebook and Twitter under fire for their one-sided censorship of the news, most voters agree that social media has had a negative impact on politics in this country.

- Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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