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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 11, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%. 

- The economy continues to wow this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 147.8  in January, up 3.5 points from last month and smashing through the five-year high.

- With the Iraqi parliament demanding that the last 5,000 U.S. troops leave its country, many voters here share President Trump’s view that the invasion of Iraq was the biggest American blunder ever. Fewer than ever consider the effort a success story.

- Most Americans now believe disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in jail because he knew too much.

- Fewer voters than ever believe President Trump will be removed from office via impeachment, while a little-changing plurality still thinks he will be reelected in November.

- Voters are evenly divided over President Trump’s decision to have a top Iranian general killed, but as is generally the case with questions regarding the president, it’s a party line vote. More voters than ever, however, now fear war with Iran is likely.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of December 29, 2019 through January 4, 2020 is at 98.4, down from 100.1 the week before.

- A sizable majority of voters still believes the campaign for the White House every four years goes on too long, and half complain that Democrats are overdoing it when it comes to debates.

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

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