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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending April 13, 2024

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 42%.

One of Joe Biden’s key promises during the 2020 election campaign was that he would unite Americans, but most voters say he’s done a poor job of it.

- Nearly two-thirds of American voters believe the situation along the Mexican border should be called an “invasion.” 

Preventing illegal immigrants from voting is very important, according to a majority of voters, who agree with Elon Musk that Democrats are encouraging immigration as part of a plan to gain a “permanent majority.”. 

Inflation remains a very serious problem, according to a majority of voters who expect it to impact the presidential election in  November.

A bill pending in the Iowa legislature to help control illegal immigration by requiring employers to use the E-Verify system has overwhelming support from the state’s voters. 

Economic confidence decreased to 97.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, half a point lower than March. 

- Americans are less likely to identify as evangelical Christians than as Catholics or Protestants, but those who do say they’re evangelical are most likely to view their faith as very important. 

- A majority of Americans believe the minimum wage – currently $7.25 an hour – should be raised to at least $10.50, but are divided over whether a minimum wage increase would help the economy. 

- Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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