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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 9, 2021

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 43%. 

- While nearly two-thirds of voters are concerned about another surge of COVID-19 cases, they’re less confident in recent official guidance for coping with the pandemic, and most agree with criticism of a “draconian” response.

- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the best-known leader of Congress and also the least popular, with more voters now rating her unfavorably than at any time since. Her Republican counterpart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has better ratings, but is much less well-known to voters.

- President Joe Biden campaigned last year on a promise to unite Americans, but nearly two-thirds of voters say the country is now more divided.

- Congress remains unpopular with voters, and independent voters are least likely to say their current representative deserves reelection.

- Economic confidence fell to 96.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than seven points from September, the fifth consecutive monthly decline. This is the lowest index level since May 2020.

- Americans have lost hope in the nation’s future since last year and only a third now believe the country’s best days are ahead.

- Whatever else Americans may be worried or unhappy about, they still believe that home ownership is a good investment. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of September 27-30, 2021, decreased to 88.9, down from 89.6 two weeks earlier.

- Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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