What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 8, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%.
- Social media is having a greater impact on the nation’s political debate, with nearly half of younger voters now saying it influences their opinions. But with YouTube the latest to announce censorship efforts, voters have little confidence that social media will be able to fairly weed out questionable material.
- Voters tend to believe President Trump has made America stronger and remain more optimistic about the nation’s future than they have been in years.
- The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in January, down one point from December.
- Health care and the economy dominate voter concerns as America begins the slow formal crawl to the next presidential election.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 26-30, 2020 is at 99.7, down from 102.7 the week before.
- The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump may have dominated the headlines, but it has had little impact on perhaps the most important jury, America’s voters.
- Voters are more supportive than ever of state primaries as the way to choose presidential nominees but are far less sure about letting Iowa and New Hampshire lead the way.
- Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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