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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 7, 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 46%. 

- Attorney General William Barr hopes to make it easier and quicker to sentence mass shooters to death, and most Americans think that’s a good idea.

- Just over half of voters say they are likely to vote against President Trump next year, and most of them say Trump, not the Democratic candidate, is the likeliest reason why.

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

- The gaffes may be piling up on Joe Biden, but the former vice president is still well ahead in the race for next year’s Democratic presidential nomination.

- The U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that James Comey improperly leaked information to the news media while he was serving as head of the FBI, and nearly half of voters think he should pay for it in court.

- Most Americans continue to think the school year shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day and oppose sending kids to school all year long.

- For Americans, Labor Day’s a split decision: A day to honor the worker but also the end of summer.

- Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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