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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 26, 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 are closely divided over whether Joe Biden’s lifetime in politics is a positive or a negative, but most agree President Trump’s lifetime in business has changed the direction of the Republican Party.

- Just over half of Americans report that schools are open for in-person teaching where they live, and most parents in these communities are sending their kids back to school despite the lingering coronavirus threat. Perhaps in part that’s because parents question whether at-home learning is working.  

- Most voters agree the incidence of wildfires is up this year, but they don’t buy that climate change is the main reason the fires are spreading.

- Politics continues to be a major defining factor when voters are asked about America’s response to the coronavirus. One-third of voters share U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that the resulting national lockdown is an unprecedented assault on civil liberties.

- Democratic nominee Joe Biden is back in the lead, just barely, in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of September 13-17, 2020 rose to 104.0 from 101.4 the week before. 

- Republicans overwhelmingly want President Trump to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court seat, but among all voters, just over half think he should leave the position vacant for the winner of the presidential election to fill.

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

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