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

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Trump ended the holiday polling week with a daily job approval of 47%. 

- A number of trade union pension funds are now well short of the money they need to pay promised benefits. But most voters oppose legislation now working its way through Congress to siphon billions of dollars in loans and direct cash to these ailing funds.

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- The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 140.8 in September, virtually unchanged from last month and still among 2019's highs to date.

- The United States has become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas thanks to the use of fracking, an hydraulic drilling practice opposed by many environmentalists. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has vowed to end fracking if she’s elected, but voters aren’t sure that’s such a good idea.

- Eighteen years after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, most voters here continue to believe the United States is beating the terrorists but don’t think the War on Terror is over. They’re evenly divided over whether America is a safer place these days.

- Move over, beef burgers and chicken fingers. Vegetarian “meat” offerings are the latest rage at fast-food restaurants, and a sizable number of Americans are putting them on their tray.

- Massachusetts legislators are close to voting on whether to join the 13 states that now let illegal immigrants get legal driver’s licenses. While support continues to grow among voters nationally, most still oppose allowing such a policy where they live.

- The National Rifle Association is America’s largest gun rights organization with more than five million members. But a sizable number of Democrats views it as a terrorist group and believes it should be against the law for Americans to belong to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA.

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

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