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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 5, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 52%.

- Voters feel better about America’s public schools these days, but most agree with President Trump that we need to restore patriotic education to the curriculum.

- President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are running dead even in Pennsylvania.

- Despite the easing of the lockdown in many communities, concern about the coronavirus has changed little from earlier this summer. Most Americans worry more about the virus’ health impact than how it will hurt their pocketbooks.

- Democratic nominee Joe Biden has regained his lead following the two national political conventions in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

- Voters express nearly the same level of trust in both President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden when it comes to the major issues facing the nation. The exception is the environment where Biden has a clear lead.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 23-27, 2020 fell - for the second week in a row – to 100.7. It was at 101.5 last week and at 104. 1 two weeks ago. This is the lowest finding since mid-May.

- Most voters say the upcoming presidential election is about President Trump and rate Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s agenda of secondary importance. Enthusiasm about the election continues to grow following the two major parties’ conventions, especially among Republicans.

- Voters see a more divided America after four years of the Trump presidency but think the country is less divided than it was when Barack Obama stepped down. They’re also more convinced that a Trump defeat in November will make the division even worse.

- Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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