What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 21, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 46%.
- Most voters believe it’s likely that President Joe Biden won’t finish out his term of office, and don’t think Vice President Kamala Harris is ready to step up to replace him.
- Most voters aren’t buying President Joe Biden’s attempt to shift the blame for the Taliban’s sudden takeover of Afghanistan.
- Voters are overwhelmingly concerned about violent crime and believe many so-called criminal justice reforms are contributing to the problem.
- The state of Oregon has eliminated requirements that students demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math before graduating high school, and an overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want such a policy in their schools.
- Voters generally don’t think most members of Congress share their views, but Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe that their own party’s members agree with them.
- A majority of voters don’t think President Joe Biden is mentally and physically capable of doing his job, and suspect the White House is actually being run by others.
- Most voters would not vote to reelect President Joe Biden, and a significant number who voted for him in 2020 now regret their choice.
- Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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