If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 20, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- A prominent Democratic congresswoman has called for cutting U.S. military aid to Israel following the reelection of the “Trump-like” Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. But voters here don’t appear ready to do that. 

- A Muslim congresswoman has drawn criticism for recent comments that appeared to downplay the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, but voters are closely divided over whether Americans even remember that horrific day. One-in-three can’t say how many died in those attacks. 

- Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is hoping to be the first openly gay presidential nominee of a major party. Most voters are willing to support a gay president, but they’re far less confident that others close to them feel the same way. 

- WikiLeaks honcho Julian Assange doesn’t have many friends among voters in this country, and a sizable majority want to send him to prison for leaking U.S. classified information via the internet.

- Most voters now suspect President Obama or his top people knew that intelligence agencies were spying on the Trump campaign, but they don’t expect anyone to be punished for breaking the law.

- Americans remain convinced that the federal minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised. But they’re less sure that raising the minimum wage will boost the economy.

- Americans are behind schedule when it comes to filing their income taxes by today’s deadline.

- Forty-one percent (41%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction

Visit the Rasmussen Reports home page for the latest current polling coverage of events in the news. The page is updated several times each day.

Remember, if it's in the news, it's in our polls.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.