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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending March 2, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- Voters here don’t care much for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but most Democrats still consider him less of a threat to the United States than President Trump

- Despite the lure of bigger deductions from changes in federal tax law, Americans haven’t stepped up the pace of filing their tax returns.  

- To most voters, improving the country’s infrastructure is crucial for the future of the economy and the quality of life.

- At least two former governors, William Weld of Massachusetts and John Kasich of Ohio, are reportedly considering Republican primary challenges to President Trump, but GOP voters overwhelmingly approve of the job Trump is doing and consider him a shoo-in for renomination.

- Bernie Sanders who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 has jumped into the race for 2020, and former Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a bid, too. But most Democrats still think their party needs to turn to someone new

- Most voters think America is a good place for blacks and other minorities, and a sizable number suspects that many alleged hate crimes here are hoaxes like the one allegedly staged by black TV actor Jussie Smollett. 

- Forty-one percent (41%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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