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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 9, 2020

Saturday, May 09, 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%. 

- Republicans are a lot more eager than Democrats to emerge from the coronavirus lockdown even if it means more sickness and death. But most voters regardless of party affiliation agree America can’t remain like this indefinitely.

- Americans are more eager to take the COVID-19 vaccine than the usual flu shot, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey.

- Most Republicans still believe senior federal law enforcement officials acted illegally to try to stop Donald Trump’s election and think former FBI Director James Comey should be criminally prosecuted.

- President Trump wants to penalize sanctuary communities in future federal bailout packages. Most Republicans think it’s a good idea; most Democrats don’t.

- Leading the nation through the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the president earned a monthly job approval of 45% in April, down from 47% in March and a high of 49% for the year to date in February.

- The coronavirus has done little to dent voters’ optimism about America’s future, and most believe the country will be great again.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of April 26-30, 2020 has fallen to 101.6 from 103.0 the week before.

- Voters are more eager to get back to work but aren’t convinced things will be returning to normal for many by next month. Most remain worried, too, that they’ll get the coronavirus if they return to the workplace.

- Thirty-five percent (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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