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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%. 

- Most voters still rally around Mount Rushmore and historic statues around the country that may be out of line with modern-day sentiments. But there is growing support among those under 40 to do away with them.

- Respect for the Fourth of July is down this year, although most still recognize that it marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But Americans aren’t so sure the Founding Fathers who signed that important document would be happy with the country they initiated this day.

- Most Americans expect their local schools to reopen this fall after the spring’s coronavirus lockdown. Two-out-of-three parents say they’re likely to let their kids go back.

- Supporters of immigration, illegal or otherwise, often say that immigrants take the jobs Americans don’t want, but most voters don’t agree.

- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to stop the government from reviving the death penalty for federal cases after not using it for nearly 20 years. Voters still tend to support capital punishment but not like they used to.

- Fear of coronavirus remains high, with Americans expressing less confidence that the U.S. public health system can handle it.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of June 21-25, 2020 reached a new high of 108.1, up from105.5, the week before. The Index has been trending upward over the past month as the U.S. economy rebounds from the coronavirus lockdown and racial protests continue in many parts of the country.

- Nearly four-out-of-10 voters believe Joe Biden has dementia. Most voters, including just over half of Democrats, feel it is important for the likely Democratic presidential nominee to publicly address the issue.

- Twenty-four percent (24%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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