46 percent of Americans support government jobs guarantee: poll
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Nearly half of Americans would support a government program meant to guarantee a job to every citizen, a new survey finds.

The poll from the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports released Wednesday finds that 46 percent of respondents would support a plan by the federal government to guarantee all Americans a job that includes health insurance benefits.

The news comes on the heels of several top possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidates endorsing the idea, including Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Schumer calls on McConnell to schedule vote on law enforcement reform bill before July 4 This week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic MORE (D-N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senate Democrat introduces bill to protect food supply It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-N.Y.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins DC primary Biden wins Montana primary Biden wins New Mexico primary MORE (I-Vt.).

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Booker has already announced a plan for guaranteed employment, while Sanders is preparing to announce a similar program in the coming weeks. Gillibrand has indicated her support for the issue in statements.

Other liberal causes also faired relatively well in the survey. Forty-four percent of Americans said they would support a ban on plastic shopping bags in their home state for environmental reasons.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says inviting Russia to G7 'a question of common sense' Pentagon chief does not support invoking Insurrection Act Dershowitz: Does President Trump have power to declare martial law? MORE's approval rating is evenly split in the poll. Forty-nine percent of Americans say they support the job Trump is doing, compared to 49 percent who disapprove. However, more Americans strongly disapprove of the job he is doing compared to strongly approve, at 39 percent versus 32 percent respectively.

Rasmussen's daily tracking poll contacts 500 Americans per night and is reported over a three-day rolling average basis. It has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.