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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

Saturday, January 18, 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%. 

- Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed this week to go around Congress and begin cancelling $640 billion in student loan debt on her first day in office if she is elected president. But most voters oppose the Massachusetts Democrat’s plan, and even more think Congress needs to have a say in the matter.

-  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains the best-known leader of Congress and is enjoying her greatest popularity ever. Her counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, earns his highest favorables in five years.

- While the diminishing Democratic field of White House hopefuls continues to slug it out, just over half of voters still plan to vote against President Trump come November.

- A sizable number of Americans want to get involved in the pro-democracy protests in Iran, but they’re doubtful the protests will lead to meaningful change. Most suspect, however, that increased U.S. sanctions will push Iran to negotiate over its nuclear program.

- States and localities throughout the country are debating whether to outlaw the use of disposable plastic bags, even as Americans nationwide appear less agreeable to the idea.

- Voters are largely divided along party lines when asked if President Trump should fill any U.S. Supreme Court vacancy this year and whether former President Obama should be considered for the job.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 5-9, 2020 is at 99.7, up slightly from 98.4 the week before.

- Voters identify more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to the issues – unless you regard President Trump as a party of his own.

- Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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