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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 4, 2021

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 44%. 

- Less than a third of voters consider the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan a success, and a solid majority think Congress should investigate what went wrong.

- The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was so badly handled that President Joe Biden should resign because of it, according to a majority of voters. However, most don’t think Vice President Kamala Harris is qualified to replace Biden if he leaves office.

- As students return to school this fall, Americans are more likely to rate the nation’s public schools as doing a poor job than to rate them good or excellent, but they give higher scores to schools in their local district.

- Voters have turned sharply against President Joe Biden on his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, and most believe that hundreds of Americans will be left behind after the August 31 deadline.

- Viewers of conservative cable news channels have a better understanding of the risk of death from COVID-19 than do viewers of liberal channels. Conservative media viewers are also more likely to think officials aren’t being honest about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. 

- Violent crime has surged in the past two years, but Americans are less likely than ever to blame violent movies and video games.

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 46% in August, down three points from July. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapproved of his job performance in August, up four points from 49% in July.

- Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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