What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 20, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%.
- In the wake of former President Donald Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial, Republican voters still overwhelmingly favor Trump as their party’s leader.
- With New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accused of concealing facts about COVID-19 nursing home deaths in his state, most voters want Congress to investigate whether public officials are accurately reporting coronavirus cases.
- In the wake of former President Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial, voters are deeply divided over the verdict.
- The third Monday in February is observed as a federal holiday to honor our nation’s first president, George Washington, born February 22, 1732. It is commonly known as Presidents’ Day, to include Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809) in the honor, but Americans don’t favor a separate holiday for Lincoln’s birthday.
- Less than a month after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, most voters believe the Democrat is “a puppet of the radical left” and not the moderate “nice guy” he was portrayed as being during the election campaign.
- According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of Americans are obese, but a much lower percentage actually consider themselves overweight.
- Americans overwhelmingly say the media should care more about getting a story right than about getting it first, but two-thirds believe it’s usually the other way around.
- Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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