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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 13, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the holiday polling week with a daily job approval of 46%. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index jumped to 144.5 in July, up over nine points from last month and just shy of its all-time high in February 2018.

- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are the latest victims as the politically correct expand their war on America’s past, but a sizable majority of Americans remain proud of that past and proud of their country.

- Mega-businessman Ross Perot who died this week ran one of the highest profile third-party presidential bids in history, and many Republicans suspect he elected Bill Clinton in the process. But a sizable number of all voters think Donald Trump, elected as a Republican, is the third-party president that Perot wanted to be.

- Perhaps surprisingly, with unemployment rates at historic lows, more Americans say they know people who can’t find jobs, although the number is still well below findings during the Obama years. Democrats are the most pessimistic about the job market in the near future.

- Democrats and many in the media have been highly critical of the July 4 celebration President Trump hosted in Washington, DC, but voters strongly share the rosy view of America and the U.S. military that the president honored that day.

- Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for wiping out all outstanding student loans, and just over half of his fellow Democrats like the idea. Other Americans don’t.

- So-called “antifa” protesters are in the news again, following the recent violent beating of a gay journalist in Portland, Oregon. Voters are less critical of the antifa movement these days, but they still tend to think it’s just looking for trouble.

- Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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