If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.


What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending June 8, 2019

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

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

- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a recently announced candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has some work to do if he’s going to be competitive with President Trump.

- Despite all this week’s hoopla, one-in-four Americans can’t place D-Day in the correct war, and fewer than half think most of their fellow countrymen even know what D-Day is.

- With President Trump in a showdown with China and threatening Mexico with tariffs if it doesn’t step up the fight against illegal immigration, voters agree the president is a lot more pro-American on trade than his predecessors, but they remain closely divided over whether that’s a good thing.

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in May, down two points from 50% in April which was his highest monthly rating since February 2017, his first full month in office.

- Voters here strongly criticize Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking and like President Trump’s idea of using tariffs to get the Mexicans to toughen up.

- Critics worry that transgender biological males who identify as women will radically transform women’s sports. Most Americans oppose letting these transgender athletes play on women’s teams, even as House Democrats want to make transgender participation federal law.

- Democrats are hoping to find something in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that will help them impeach President Trump, but maybe their best bet is to make Mueller the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.

- Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

Visit the Rasmussen Reports home page for the latest current polling coverage of events in the news. The page is updated several times each day.

Remember, if it's in the news, it's in our polls.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.