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

Saturday, January 25, 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%. 

- Americans are more optimistic about race relations in this country than they have been in several years.

- The clock is still ticking on America’s longest-running war. But few voters think the war in Afghanistan has accomplished its mission, and most think it’s unlikely to have a happy ending.

- Hillary Clinton made headlines earlier this week when she told an interviewer that no one in Congress likes Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. But their fellow Democrats – and voters in general – like Bernie more than Hillary.

- Most voters think the U.S. Senate should allow new witnesses to supplement the House’s party-line impeachment case before deciding whether to remove President Trump from office.

- President Trump has just signed the first phase of an historic trade agreement with China, although both countries are still keeping their recently imposed tariffs in place for now. Voters tend to think the deal will be good for America and are more upbeat on how it will impact them personally. But as usual, party line makes a difference.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 12-16, 2020 is at 100.5, up from 99.7 the week before.

- For many Democrats, Bernie Sanders is the candidate who can beat Joe Biden for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. But voters are less in sync with Sanders’ avowedly socialist views than those of his potential campaign rival, President Trump.

- Forty-five percent (45%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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