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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 11, 2019

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

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

- Senator Kamala Harris of California is no threat to President Trump in a new White House Watch hypothetical 2020 matchup.

- With the economy booming, Americans are much more confident that hard work pays off and are worrying a lot less about the level of government dependency in the country.

- While the Trump administration works to shift U.S. visa policy to a merit-based system rather than a family-based one, most voters continue to favor a crackdown on those who overstay their welcome.

- Americans tend to favor Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s idea of a federal gun license, even though most don’t trust the federal government with gun laws and don’t expect Booker’s plan to reduce gun crime.

- As tensions escalate with Iran over its nuclear weapons program, voters here are more supportive of President Trump’s get-tough attitude but are not optimistic that it will bring needed change.

- Voters continue to strongly oppose government benefits and constitutional legal rights for those here illegally and think the availability of those things is a magnet for further illegal immigration.

- Congressional Democrats seem to be in an impeaching mood these days, but voters think their threats against President Trump, Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are going nowhere.

- Forty percent (42%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction. 

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