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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 5, 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 48%. 

-  Americans are closely divided over a new law in California that will allow athletes to cash in on their success in college. Those who follow college sports closest tend to like the idea more.

-  Anti-Trumpers are more likely than President Trump’s supporters to say an impeachment vote will drive them to the polls next year. But voters in general still rank illegal immigration ahead of Trump’s impeachment as an action item for Congress and are evenly divided over whether his impeachment would help or hurt the country.

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in September, up one point from 47% in August.

- Voters are mad at President Trump and his political opponents, but they’re angriest at the media these days.

- Voters are more likely to blame President Trump for the country’s political division but don’t think electing Hillary Clinton instead would have changed much. They also don’t see Trump’s defeat next year as a solution to what divides us.

- Most Americans don’t see more criminals in professional sports than in society at large but do think pro athletes get breaks from law enforcement that others don’t.

- Most voters agree it’s become harder for illegal immigrants to enter this country since President Trump took office, but Democrats are seemingly very unhappy with that.

- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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