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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 18, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the week with a daily job approval of 45%. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 143.4 in May, up three points from last month and the highest finding this year.

- Repairing America’s infrastructure may be the only thing President Trump and congressional Democrats can agree on, but Americans aren’t nearly as worried about the country’s roads and bridges these days. They’re still not overly enthusiastic about paying for any repairs anyway.

- A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one. There are a lot of undecideds, though.

- As President Trump continues fighting China over its unfair trade practices, Americans remain worried, and a sizable number fear that it will impact them personally.

- Voters are more critical of the job Congress is doing, and most continue to believe the legislators should work more with President Trump. They also still think the president, not Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, should set the agenda.

- Democrats running for the White House face a big obstacle in President Trump’s booming economy, but most adults in their party are banking on an economic downturn by next year.

- Voters continue to say that illegal immigration is the most pressing issue for Congress, but they also still have very little confidence that President Trump and congressional Democrats can get anything done.

- Forty percent (42%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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