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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 1, 2020

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

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

- Joe Biden has rebounded to a near two-to-one lead over second-place rival Bernie Sanders among Democrats nationally just before the party’s process of picking a presidential nominee begins in earnest.

- Most voters oppose the U.S. Senate’s removal of President Trump from office and say that decision should be left up to them in November.

- Voters still favor tough border control and say it’s too easy to get in and stay in the United States illegally. But they also think illegal immigration is getting a little harder these days.

- With the Iowa caucuses just days away, voters are more confident about U.S. elections than they were four years ago. But most still don’t believe the federal government has the consent of those it governs.

- With Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s chances appearing to fade, voters are less sure a woman will be elected president than they were when Hillary Clinton was on deck, although most still think one is coming. Voters also still prefer giving a successful president a chance to be reelected.

- Most Americans are worried about the rapidly spreading coronavirus but feel confident the U.S. public health system is up to the challenge.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 19-23, 2020 is at 102.7, up from 100.5 the week before.

- Most voters think President Trump’s impeachment won’t hurt him at the polls in November and don’t share House Democrats’ concern that the upcoming election may be unfair if Trump is one of the candidates.

- Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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