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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending March 14, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 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%. 

- Democrats think their party should be more like Joe Biden than Bernie Sanders but aren’t calling for Sanders to quit the presidential race just yet. They fully expect Sanders to endorse Biden if the former vice president wins their party’s nomination, though.

- With the coronavirus and falling oil prices battering the economy, economic confidence dropped four points this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 140.0. This is the lowest finding since October after confidence had spiked to a five-year high in January.

- Voters are evenly divided over whether Obamacare should stay or go now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of what’s left of the health care law.

- Democratic voters are closely divided over whether Tulsi Gabbard should be included in their party’s next presidential debate, but they overwhelmingly put their money on Joe Biden to be the ultimate nominee.

- The federal government plans to give the coronavirus vaccine to elderly Americans for free. Voters strongly agree with that plan.

- Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer got himself in hot water last week with a public attack on two U.S. Supreme Court justices. While voters see judges as political creatures, most disapprove of threatening judges by name.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of March 1-5, 2020 has fallen back to 100.3, from 101.6 the week before.

- Voters expect Joe Biden to easily beat Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination and would opt for Biden over President Trump if the general election were held today.

- Forty-three percent (43%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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