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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 27, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the holiday polling week with a daily job approval of 47%. 

- President Trump and others are routinely accused of hate speech by political opponents, but for a sizable majority of Americans, political correctness remains the bigger problem.

- The Trump administration is planning to tighten requirements for food stamps, potentially cutting more than three million current recipients. Americans agree there are too many who depend on government benefits, but they’re less critical of the food stamp program than they have been in the past.

- Most Americans still see a place for the Pledge of Allegiance “under God” in the nation’s schools, but they’re not quite as passionate about it as they have been.

- Most voters say President Trump’s use of Twitter is the wave of the future for subsequent presidents, but nearly as many, including a large number of his political opponents, think Trump’s use of social media to jump over the Washington press corps is bad for the country.

- Voters definitely have mixed feelings about President Trump’s political savvy, but most think he listens to voter concerns a lot more than Congress does.

- Americans aren’t complaining as much about higher debt these days and are much less likely to see higher interest rates on the horizon.

- Most voters continue to have a positive opinion of Planned Parenthood, but they’re less emphatic when it comes to a new government policy that withholds millions in federal funding from the group.

- Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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