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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 polling week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- Americans are feeling better than ever about the economy. The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hit 144.3 in December, up one point from last month and just shy of the five-year peak reached early last year.

- Most voters view the recent mass shooting by a Saudi aviation student at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida as terrorism. They also continue to question whether Muslims are treated unfairly in this country.

- Immigration will be central to next year’s presidential election, and Rasmussen Reports has conceived its Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index as a barometer of voter attitudes on this critical issue.

- Americans still strongly support Christmas in the schools and on other public property and continue to believe in the power of religious faith to better the world.

- Voters aren’t overly enthusiastic about either of the two major political parties, but they’re less confident than ever that a genuinely competitive third party would make a difference.

- Impeachment isn’t shaping up as the most critical issue in next year’s elections, and voters still tend to think President Trump’s removal from office would hurt the economy. Democrats, of course, disagree.

- Gas/electric hybrid cars still haven’t taken off in the United States like they have in other parts of the developed world, and new polling suggests that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

- Voters still generally feel the president of the United States has about the right level of power, but a sizable number, especially Democrats, worry that the presidency is getting more powerful under President Trump.

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

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