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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 13, 2019

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

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

- Get ready for President Trump’s second term if Senator Bernie Sanders is his Democratic opponent next year, according to the latest White House Watch hypothetical 2020 matchup

- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to140.5 in April, down two points from last month but still ranking with 2018’s highs. 

- Chicago officials are still battling over the decision not to prosecute actor Jussie Smollett, with one city councilman last weekend declaring that the city’s police union is “the sworn enemy of black people.” But Americans overwhelmingly reject the charge that most cops are racist and continue to give high marks to the performance of their local police.

- Voters still think presidential candidates should make their tax returns public and that President Trump is no exception. But there’s much less interest in those records than there was in 2016, and most voters say their vote next year doesn’t turn on whether Trump’s tax returns are released.

- Most Americans remain confident about their personal health even though many still skip checkups and drug prescriptions because they cost too much.

- Democrats on Capitol Hill are once again talking about taxpayer-funded reparations as a tangible way to apologize for slavery in this country, but most voters still aren’t buying.

- With charges and countercharges swirling around former Vice President Joe Biden, most voters continue to believe the media is all about controversy and too quick to convict public figures. 

- Forty percent (40%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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