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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 23, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- Bernie Sanders kicked off his 2020 presidential run raising more funding on the day of his announcement than any Democratic candidate so far.

- Voters continue to prioritize growing the economy over ensuring it’s fair, but most already consider it fair.

- Hawaii is considering a proposal that would make it the first state to completely ban the sale of cigarettes, but Americans aren’t quick to embrace such a law where they live.

- Most Americans are concerned about the threat of the measles as an outbreak sweeps through the United States. They also think unvaccinated children are contributing to the spread of the virus.

- The Green New Deal would undoubtedly lead to an expansion of the federal government. Democrats think the best thing for the United States is if the country’s best employees find government work, but Republicans aren’t so convinced.

- Most voters say top Justice Department and FBI officials are likely to have acted criminally when they secretly discussed removing President Trump from office and think a special prosecutor is needed to investigate.

- Voters have long considered Israel an ally of the United States, but one-in-five now think we go too easy on them.

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

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