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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 21, 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 52%. 

- Voters aren’t convinced that more women political leaders are the way to go, perhaps in part because most think men and women have more common interests than not.

- While the multiple allegations against Brett Kavanaugh remain unproven, women are more suspicious of the Supreme Court justice than men, but even Democrats don’t expect him to be impeached by Congress. 

- Because pro-Trump Make America Great hats are red, a liberal writer suggested recently that Americans should stop wearing red hats in general because they cause anxiety among anti-Trump Americans. A chunk of Americans like the idea of taking red hats off the market for that reason.

- Democrats like the idea of government-run Medicare health insurance for all Americans, but most voters with private health insurance aren’t ready to give it up.

- Americans’ belief in their constitutional right to own a gun and their support for the Second Amendment that guarantees that right remain strong.

- The widely anticipated showdown between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren at last week’s Democratic debate was a no-show, and Biden is still comfortably ahead in the race to be his party’s next presidential nominee.

- The Trump administration is considering ways to address California’s worsening homelessness situation, but Americans don’t see that as a federal function. Most agree, though, that the actions of some states and cities make the homeless problem worse.

- Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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