What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 10, 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 47%.
- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.9 in August, down nearly four points from last month but still among 2019 highs.
- Voters are even more worried about illegal immigration and question the federal government’s commitment to stopping it. But they also remain closely divided over the need for – and effectiveness of - a southern border wall.
- Support for more gun control has jumped to its highest level ever, but a sizable majority of voters also agree that it won’t stop all mass shootings like the ones this past weekend in Texas and Ohio.
- A number of the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are championing a government-run, single-payer health care system, but voter support is down. Perhaps that’s because voters see the quality of care suffering, while their personal costs go up.
- Front-runner Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential challengers have attacked him for policies enacted under President Obama with whom he served as vice president. Some Democrats complain that criticism of Obama is bad for the party, and Democratic voters are closely divided.
- The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in July, down one point from 49% in June.
- Most voters agree that the billions in taxpayer dollars poured into the inner cities hasn’t worked, but they think spending even more might do the trick.
- Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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