What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 4, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 44%.
- As the coronavirus opens the door for greater government control of our lives, voter support for a taxpayer-funded income for all and government-controlled health care are on the rise. Democrats are far bigger fans than others, though.
- Voters are turning hardline in the face of the coronavirus. Two-out-of-three now want to ban travel between states and fine those who violate social distancing guidelines.
- Leading the nation through the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in March, down two points from 49% in February.
- Voters question how long the United States can remain locked down because of the coronavirus, and most share President Trump’s worry that the government may go too far in its efforts to defeat the disease.
- Voters are fine with the $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress in response to the coronavirus, even though they suspect it’s packed with goodies for political allies. They also think more taxpayer-funded help will be needed in the days ahead.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of March 22-26, 2020 has dropped again - to 97.9, down from 99.6 the week before. Down for the second week in a row, the Index’s findings suggest that the coronavirus is beginning to impact attitudes about allowing newcomers into the country.
- Most Americans report a toilet paper shortage where they live thanks to the coronavirus but say they personally are not to blame.
- Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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