What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending March 6, 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%.
- When Donald Trump was President, there wasn’t much doubt who was running the show in Washington. Now that Joe Biden is in the White House, however, attitudes have changed.
- The president earned a monthly job approval of 50% in February, his first full month in office. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapproved of his job performance last month.
- Democrats in Congress are pushing to confer statehood on the District of Columbia, but most Americans are against the idea. In fact, statehood for Puerto Rico is more popular than statehood for the nation’s capital.
- With six weeks to go until the April 15 deadline for income tax filing, the number of Americans who say they’ve already filed is slightly down from last year.
- With Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats controlling both houses of Congress, Republican voters don’t feel very well represented in Washington these days, not even by their own party’s congress members.
- President Biden has promised billions of dollars in new federal spending to fight homelessness, but most Americans believe the problem is primarily a responsibility of state and local governments.
- Can employers require workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus? At least one lawsuit has already been filed against such a workplace requirement, and Americans aren’t sure employers should be able to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory.
- President Biden sparked controversy by signing an executive order mandating that transgender athletes be allowed to compete in girl’s and women’s sports, a move that most Americans oppose.
- Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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