What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 16, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%.
- President Trump provoked controversy when he announced last week that he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, but most voters appear to support Trump’s decision.
- In the wake of violence at the U.S. Capitol last week and a House impeachment vote this week, half of voters support removing President Trump from office before Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
- Most Americans are pessimistic about the country’s struggle against COVID-19, and they’re almost as worried about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic as they are about its health impact.
- With Democrats now controlling both houses of Congress and Joe Biden preparing to become President, voters are divided along partisan lines about whether this will improve life for the average American.
- The news media have too much influence over what government does, according to a majority of voters, many of whom worry the media’s power will grow under Joe Biden’s presidency.
- A majority of voters are against proposals to have reparation payments for slavery funded by U.S. taxpayers, but think such payments are likely to be enacted now that Joe Biden has been elected President and Democrats control Congress.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 4-7, 2021 fell to 95.0 from 97.2 the week before. This is the lowest it’s been since December 2019. The Index has closed below its baseline for the past five weeks and eight out of the last nine weeks, indicating voters are looking for tighter immigration control from the incoming Biden administration.
- Twenty-three percent (23%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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