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August 8, 2020

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

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

August 7, 2020

Trump’s Monthly Approval Moves Up in July

When tracking President Trump’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

August 7, 2020

27% With Guns in the House Bought One in Last Six Months

Support for more gun control is down from last year’s all-time high, and one-in-four voters with guns in their household have added one in the past six months.

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August 7, 2020

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows...

August 6, 2020

Most Say Trump Sides With Police, Democrats With Protesters In Violent Protests

When it comes to the violent anti-police protests that continue in several major cities, most voters are sure of this: President Trump sides with the cops, while Democratic leaders line up with the protesters.

August 5, 2020

White House Watch: Biden’s Winning Margin Narrows

Likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden still holds a slight lead over President Trump in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

August 5, 2020

Voters Nix Election Delay But Less Supportive of Mail-In Voting

Support for mail-in voting is eroding amidst reports of problems and irregularities, but fewer voters are prepared to delay the upcoming presidential election because of the coronavirus.

August 4, 2020

Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of July 26-30, 2020 fell to 102.3 from 104.7 the week before as President Trump further restricts access to foreign workers to help Americans get back to work.

August 4, 2020

Voters Strongly Reject Government Role in Ensuring Neighborhood Diversity

Voters strongly agree with President Trump’s decision to end an Obama-era regulation intended to push low-income housing into more affluent neighborhoods in the name of racial diversity.

August 3, 2020

26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending July 30, 2020.

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August 3, 2020

Most See Violent Protesters As Criminals

Most voters view the ongoing violent protests against police as primarily criminal in nature and think they will only make the criminal justice system in America worse.

July 31, 2020

Voters Say Some Big City Leaders, Most Reporters Encourage Violent Protests

Voters think big city leaders in places like Portland and Seattle where violent protests have gone on for weeks are bringing the violence on themselves, with most reporters cheering on the protesters.

July 30, 2020

Most Aren’t Prepared to Reelect Their Local Member of Congress

Voters remain skeptical of the job Congress is doing, with one-out-of-three pleased with the congressional representation they have.

July 28, 2020

Most Say China Should Pay Some of World’s COVID Costs

U.S. voters think China is chiefly to blame for the coronavirus, and most now believe the Chinese should pay at least some of the global costs of the pandemic.

July 23, 2020

Most Favor Use of Federal Cops To Fight Crime in Some Cities

Most voters approve of President Trump’s decision to use federal agents to fight the growing violent crime in some major cities. They also believe many of these cities bring the criminal problems onto themselves.

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July 22, 2020

Enthusiasm Grows for Trump-Biden Contest in November

Voters in both major parties are getting more enthusiastic about a Trump-Biden presidential matchup in November.

July 21, 2020

Even More Now Oppose Defunding Police, Fear More Violence

Opposition is growing to efforts by the political left to defund the police, with most Americans convinced that such a move will lead to more violent crime.

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July 20, 2020

Voters See Media A Lot More Eager To Help Biden Than Trump

Voters still think most news reporters are biased and will continue to help Joe Biden a lot more than President Trump in their coverage of the presidential campaign.

July 17, 2020

63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased

Following the high-profile resignation of a New York Times opinion page editor, most voters are eager to find fair and balanced media coverage but think the majority of news organizations these days are politically biased.

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July 16, 2020

51% Want to Scrap Electoral College

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent “faithless elector” decision focuses attention once again on the Electoral College’s role in presidential elections. Just over half of voters are ready to set the Founding Fathers’ Electoral College aside.