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 51%.
- President Trump holds a three-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden in Florida, a state that’s critical to whether or not the president is reelected.
- Incumbent Republican Thom Tillis is running dead even with Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham in North Carolina’s fevered U.S. Senate race.
- President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are running neck and neck in the battleground state of North Carolina.
- Republicans are the most enthusiastic about the second Trump-Biden debate and are the most likely to watch. Overall enthusiasm is down from the first debate, however, even though one-in-four voters say debates have changed their vote in the past.
- President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are in a near tie in Arizona, a state Trump carried by three-and-a-half points in 2016.
- Democratic challenger Mark Kelly has a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Martha McSally in Arizona’s hotly contested U.S. Senate special election race.
- With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, it’s a three-point race.
- President Trump trails Democrat Joe Biden by five points in Pennsylvania, a state that was key to Trump’s election in 2016.
- Democrat Joe Biden has the edge over President Trump in Ohio, a Republican-leaning state that is a must-win for the president in his bid for reelection.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of October 11-15, 2020 rose to 102.6 from 99.3 the week before. Last week’s was the lowest weekly finding since mid-May.
- With Facebook and Twitter under fire for their one-sided censorship of the news, most voters agree that social media has had a negative impact on politics in this country.
- Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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