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

Saturday, November 02, 2019

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

- President Trump ended the holiday polling week with a daily job approval of 45%. 

- Veterans are even more convinced these days that President Trump is a stronger military commander in chief than most of his recent predecessors in the White House.

- Most voters continue to view ISIS as a danger to U.S. national security but remain confident America is winning the war with the radical Islamic State terrorist group. Despite the recent killing of the two top ISIS leaders, however, Democrats are a lot less convinced that America is winning.

- Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House.

- Americans have long admired school teachers but still tend to view teaching as an undesirable job to pursue. Insufficient funding and discipline problems continue to rank highest as school concerns.

- Voters clearly aren’t happy with the major party choices they’re likely to get in the 2020 presidential election. Nearly four-out-of-10 say they’re likely to vote for a third-party candidate.

- Despite record highs for the stock market and historic levels of employment, more Americans are describing themselves as poor these days.

- Most Republicans continue to identify a lot more with President Trump than with the GOP Congress, while Democrats still strongly agree with their congressional representatives. But nearly one-in-five Democrats are now more likely to agree with Trump.

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

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