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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%. 

-  Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a narrow lead over Joe Biden among Democrats nationally in the race to be their party’s 2020 presidential nominee, but Biden and Bernie Sanders are the candidates seen as most likely to be nominated.

- After spiking to a five-year high in January, economic confidence fell back four points this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 143.9. But it still remains in record high territory.

- Voters agree the $4 trillion-plus the federal government now spends annually is too much and favor budget cuts, especially in entitlement programs. But most also consider it highly unlikely that spending cuts will occur.

- Several countries including Australia have made voting compulsory, and California is considering a similar law that would penalize those who don’t vote. But voters nationally still don’t like that idea and tend to think worse government would be the end result.

- Voters still aren’t thrilled with the idea of living in a community that protects illegal immigrants from federal authorities. But they support only narrowly a law that would allow victims of crimes by those illegals to sue sanctuary communities.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 2-6, 2020 has jumped to 105.8 from 99.7 the week before.

- Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator who voted guilty last week on one of the impeachment counts brought against President Trump by House Democrats. Many Republicans were furious at Romney, and a sizable number of GOP voters are ready to throw him out of the party.

- Impeachment is over and done with as far as most voters are concerned. The House Democrats’ failed effort to remove President Trump has just made him stronger politically, voters say. 

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

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