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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 8, 2023

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

-  President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 47%. 

- Two-thirds of voters support Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy’s decision to meet with Taiwan’s president, and even more expect China to attack the island nation in the near future. 

If President Joe Biden seeks a second term in 2024, he faces an uphill battle for reelection against either of the two leading Republican candidates. 

- A majority of voters continue to believe America’s crime problem is getting worse, even as President Joe Biden’s rating on the issue improves. 

The president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in March, up one point from February.



Voters continue to trust Republicans more to handle immigration, an issue where President Joe Biden gets very low ratings. 

- The population of Texas has more than doubled since 1980, and most voters in the Lone Star State want policies to slow that pace, including reducing immigration

- Economic confidence increased to 98.3 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, slightly higher than March.

- As the annual April 15 deadline for income tax filing nears, more Americans view the Internal Revenue Service favorably, but also are more concerned their taxes might be audited. 

- Thirty-five percent (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction. 

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