What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending December 7, 2019
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 51%.
- With Kamala Harris quitting the race, some Democrats are already worrying about the whiteness of the leading presidential hopefuls. Most Democratic voters – and most blacks – agree that it’s important for the party to nominate a person of color or woman this time around, but hope is fading.
- Americans are shopping for the holidays at their usual pace, but more than ever are buying online.
- Voters see a climate change catastrophe ahead and tend to blame humans rather than Mother Nature for it. Those who blame humans want the government to do something about the threat but aren’t prepared to limit air travel or stop eating meat.
- NATO was created after World War II to protect a war-ravaged Europe from the communist Soviet Union, but 70 years later voters here question whether U.S. taxpayers should still pay the biggest bill and wonder what they’re getting for it.
- Despite the past month’s highly publicized House impeachment hearings, the president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in November, up one point from October.
- Most voters don’t favor a ban on so-called hate speech, but a sizable number are prepared to bar offenders from political office.
- Joe Biden remains the candidate to beat in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In the battle for second place, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have lost ground, while Pete Buttigieg is gaining.
- Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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