What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 3, 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 48%.
- President Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are in a virtual tie in the latest White House Watch hypothetical 2020 matchup, but Democrats don’t seem to be catching the Bern after two rounds of debates.
- Like most Republicans, Trump has struggled to attract black voters, but this week’s surveying for the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll has found a bump in black support for the president.
- Republicans appear less likely to hide their support in the next presidential election.
- Democratic voters are strongly convinced that President Trump is guilty of impeachable crimes, but most voters in general say congressional Democrats need to focus their attention elsewhere.
- Most voters don’t consider supporters of President Trump to be racist, but half of Democrats do.
- Voters continue to believe that their elected representatives want a lot bigger government than they do.
- Following the Justice Department’s announcement that it is resuming use of the federal death penalty, support for capital punishment has fallen to its lowest level ever.
- Attitudes about Special Counsel Robert Mueller are about the same despite his performance last week at a House hearing. But voters are even more convinced now that President Trump will not be impeached.
- Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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