What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 17, 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 46%.
- The Woodstock festival billed itself 50 years ago as three days of peace, love and music. Other than three accidental deaths, it lived up to its billing despite rainy weather and a near total lack of support facilities. Most Americans aren’t sure it would play out that way these days.
- While Americans argue over the availability of guns, most of those with a gun in their house continue to say it makes them feel safer.
- Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.
- The Trump administration’s negotiations with the Taliban may soon bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Fewer voters than ever see Afghanistan as important to America’s well-being, but most still stop short of supporting a complete troop withdrawal.
- Democrats were quick to blame President Trump and Republicans in general – and fundraise off the tragedy - following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Perhaps this helps explain why most voters remain skeptical of how politicians respond to gun incidents.
- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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