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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 16, 2019

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Trump ended the week with a daily job approval of 50%.

- With the five-week government shutdown behind us, the Dow Jones Industrial Average working its way back up to October’s all-time high and the unemployment rate still near record lows, consumers are smiling once again, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports Consumer Spending Update.  

- So far the facts aren’t there, but Democrats remain convinced that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to win the presidency. Most voters in general, however, say if Special Counsel Robert Mueller can’t prove it, Democrats should let it go.

- Americans aren’t as sweet on Valentine’s Day as the business sector might have you believe.

- With the Soviet Union fading further and further into the rearview mirror of history, Trump has voiced his concern about the cost to the United States of participating in NATO, but most voters here still don’t want to let go of the 70-year-old anti-Soviet alliance.

- Voters don’t think Democrats will ever okay funding for the president’s border wall but don’t want another government shutdown to result. Trump’s strongest supporters disagree, however, and favor the declaration of a presidential national emergency if necessary to get the job done.

- Most voters agree with Trump that border security is a vital national security interest for the United States and rate it as big a concern as North Korea, a country which has threatened us with nuclear attack.

- The economy is booming at historic levels, and America’s coming home from war. But voters say that’s not enough to make a strong country and see a need for more economic and social justice.

- Forty percent (40%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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