What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 16, 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%.
- Problems affecting the U.S. supply chain have a majority of Americans concerned, as they are already noticing shortages in stores, and they expect the federal government to take action to solve the crisis.
- The federal Department of Justice is investigating alleged threats against local school officials, but most voters agree that recent parent protests are “clearly protected by the First Amendment.”
- More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government’s leading expect on the virus has lost credibility and a plurality of Americans now have a negative opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
- Last year’s election featured mail-in voting as a measure to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, but now more states are making vote-by-mail permanent, and nearly two-thirds of voters believe the result will be more cheating in elections.
- More than two-thirds of voters are against plans in Congress to give the Internal Revenue Service access to data on all bank transactions over $600, and most believe Democrats are lying when they say they’ll only raise taxes on the rich.
- October 31 is more than two weeks away, but already many Americans are celebrating Halloween and a majority now see it as a month-long season of spooky stuff.
- Whatever else Americans may be worried or unhappy about, they still believe that home ownership is a good investment.
- College football fans pack stadiums every Saturday, and millions more watch on TV, but most Americans think big-time sports have too much influence on campus.
- Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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