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October 20, 2020

Pennsylvania: Biden 50%, Trump 45%

President Trump trails Democrat Joe Biden by five points in Pennsylvania, a state that was key to Trump’s election in 2016.

October 20, 2020

Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

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.

October 20, 2020

Ohio: Biden 48%, Trump 46%

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.

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October 20, 2020

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday, sponsored by Liberty Nation, Conservative News Where Truth Matters, shows...

October 19, 2020

34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Thirty-four percent (34%) 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 October 15, 2020.

October 19, 2020

61% Think Social Media Bad for Politics

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.

October 17, 2020

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

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

October 16, 2020

Voters Still Say Photo ID Laws Don’t Discriminate

Voters remain conflicted over whether it’s too easy or too hard to vote in America, but most still don’t see a photo ID requirement at the polls as discriminatory.

October 16, 2020

68% See Barrett Confirmation as Very Likely

Following her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, just over half of voters think U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed, and a sizable majority say she is Very Likely to be the next member of the high court.

October 15, 2020

65% Say They’re Likely To Vote Early If They Can

Early voting is available in most states, and voters in those states by a two-to-one margin plan to take advantage of it. Biden voters are much more eager to vote early than Trump supporters.

October 14, 2020

White House Watch: Biden Leads By Five

With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden holds a five point-lead over President Trump in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. But a week ago, Biden had a 12-point advantage, his biggest lead ever.

October 14, 2020

Party Affiliation Still Dictates Views of Obamacare

Democrats remain the big fans of Obamacare, a central issue in the ongoing confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, while Republicans still want to see it go away.

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October 13, 2020

Over Half Still Say They Are Likely to Vote Against Trump

Slightly more than half of voters still say they are more likely to vote against President Trump, a finding that hasn’t changed in a year of regular surveying.

October 12, 2020

Voters Strongly Reject Religious Litmus Test for Supreme Court Nominees

Some Democratic opponents of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are criticizing her conservative Catholic beliefs. But three-out-of-four voters say a candidate’s religious faith should not determine whether he or she can serve on the high court.

October 9, 2020

Trump’s Monthly Approval Hits 2020 High in September

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.

October 8, 2020

Americans Still Prefer Statehood for Puerto Rico Over D.C.

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer says statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. are priorities for his party if they win control of Congress. But Americans remain more comfortable with one than the other.

October 8, 2020

Harris Edges Pence As Presidential Prospect

Voters put a lot more weight on the latest vice presidential debate compared to earlier election cycles and give Democrat Kamala Harris the edge over Republican Mike Pence as presidential material.

October 7, 2020

22% of Gun-Owning Households Have Added A Gun Since Anti-Police Protests Began

Over one-fifth of Americans who have a gun in their household have added one since the Black Lives Matter anti-police protests began in late May and feel safer because they’ve done so.

October 6, 2020

Voters Aren’t Swayed by Trump’s COVID Diagnosis

Voters strongly reject the idea of pushing back the election because of President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, with most saying the president’s illness will not influence their vote in any way.

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October 5, 2020

Despite More Evidence, Voters Are Less Sure of Wrongdoing by Comey, DOJ

While damning evidence of high level abuse continues to be made public, voters are less convinced that senior federal law enforcement officials acted illegally against Donald Trump and are less supportive of prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey.