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

Saturday, October 12, 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 49%. 

- Despite the controversy surrounding its latest member, voter approval of the U.S. Supreme Court which began its latest session this week remains higher than it has been in years. Voters also clearly think President Trump with his two nominations to the high court has moved it to the right.

- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 139.4 in October, virtually unchanged from last month and still among all-time highs to date. 

- Most voters still think President Trump should turn over his tax returns to his Democratic opponents, but the tax return question is a lot stronger voting issue for Democrats than it is for others.

- President Trump’s decision to pull back the U.S. military in Syria may be a policy even most Democrats can agree with.

- It’s 2016 all over again when it comes to Americans’ political views and how they impact family and friends – even though it’s an off-election year.

- Congress continues to earn mediocre reviews for its job performance, with voters more convinced than ever that it’s unlikely to focus on the country’s biggest problems.

- Some have speculated that if Joe Biden falters in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton will jump in. In a repeat matchup of the 2016 election, Clinton runs dead even with President Trump, but even most Democrats don’t want her to get into the race.

- Thirty-six percent (36%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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