What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 31, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 47%.
- Violent crime is a bigger concern than inflation for most voters, and President Joe Biden gets worse ratings for dealing with crime than he does for how he’s handling the economy.
- With the Olympic games underway in Tokyo, Americans are divided over whether U.S. athletes should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
- While most voters say they’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and are confident it will protect them against the coronavirus, more than half of those who aren’t vaccinated don’t plan to get the vaccine, and safety concerns are a major factor.
- Nothing that Congress has done in the past three months has improved their standing with voters, most of whom continue to rate congressional job performance as poor.
- Most Americans don’t think the nation’s opioid drug epidemic is getting better, and only one in five believe President Joe Biden’s administration is doing enough to fight the problem.
- Only 42% of Americans rate the media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic excellent or good, and many have concerns about the accuracy of reporting on vaccine safety.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of July 18-22, 2021, increased to 89.5, up from 89.3 two weeks earlier.
- Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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