What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 47%.
- Earlier this week, Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate. Democrats overwhelmingly like the California senator and have their eye on her to hold the top spot in 2024 if the Democratic ticket loses this time around, but a third of black voters say the announcement makes them less likely to throw their support behind the Democratic ticket despite their more favorable view of her.
- Economic confidence slowed this month, dropping four points from July to 110.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index.
- Voters are ready for the police to put an end to the continuing violent protests nationwide. Most also say the protests will be important to their vote in the upcoming elections.
- Former Ohio governor and unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate John Kasich has defected to Democrat Joe Biden. But most voters say it will have no impact on the upcoming election.
- Hot on the heels of announcing Kamala Harris as his running mate, likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden has taken a six-point lead over President Trump in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.
- Most parents want their kids to go back to school in the fall, but teachers’ unions nationwide are fighting efforts to reopen. Americans, especially those with children, are now more critical of those unions and suspect that they have too much influence over local school operations.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 2-6, 2020 inched up to 103.2 from 102.3 the week before.
- Likely Democrat nominee Joe Biden is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day now, and most voters think it’s likely that person will be president within the next four years if Biden is elected in November.
- Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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