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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 12, 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%.

- President Trump holds a narrow lead over Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the battleground state of North Carolina.

- Incumbent Republican Thom Tillis is trailing Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham by three points in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

- Economic confidence jumped to 118.3 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up eight points from August and the highest finding since March when states started locking down due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

- President Trump has a ways to go if he’s going to win Michigan again this presidential cycle.

- Incumbent Democrat Gary Peters holds a comfortable lead over Republican challenger John James in Michigan’s sole 2020 U.S. Senate race.

- Trump voters appear to be hiding their vote again this election cycle. 

- With less than two months until Election Day, Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds a slight two-point lead over President Trump in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

- Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds a four-point lead over President Trump in Ohio, a state that historically has been a must-win for Republicans.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 30-September 3, 2020 rose to 103.0 from 100.7 the week before. The latter was the lowest finding since mid-May.

- President Trump trails Democratic nominee Joe Biden by eight points in the key battleground state of Wisconsin.

- As the coronavirus lockdown eases and the economy races to recover, Trump earned a monthly job approval of 48% in August, up from 47% in July and 45% the month before.

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

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