What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 1, 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%.
- Friday will mark President Joe Biden’s 100th day in office, but most voters don’t give him high marks at this milestone of his presidency, and many still doubt that Biden won last year’s election fairly.
- The political divide in America now seems to affect everything, including response to the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats have far more confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine than do their fellow Americans.
- Criticism of police from politicians isn’t improving law enforcement, according to a majority of voters who say anti-police rhetoric makes life more dangerous for cops.
- Most voters have an unfavorable impression of Vice President Kamala Harris, and GOP voters in particular doubt she is qualified to become president.
- The president earned a monthly job approval of 49% in April, the same as March, but down one point from 50% in his first full month in office.
- Despite all the criticism capitalism has endured in recent years, American voters still overwhelmingly prefer it to socialism.
- An overwhelming majority of American voters oppose government benefits for illegal immigrants, and most believe the availability of such benefits is a magnet that encourages illegals to enter the country.
- Nearly half of voters believe America needs stricter gun control laws, but a majority believe stricter enforcement of existing gun laws will do more to reduce violence.
- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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