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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 12, 2023

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

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

Most voters think it’s important that political parties represent the voters who elect them, and Democrats are more likely to think that’s true of their own party. 

- By a significant margin, more voters trust Democrats on the issue of health care, although it doesn’t rank as the most important issue in the 2024 campaign.

-  Democratic voters overwhelmingly approve the indictment of former President Donald Trump on charges related to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

- Although most Democrats and Republicans blame each other for the divisions in America, they’re surprisingly united in rejecting the idea of a one-party country

Attorney General Merrick Garland continues to be unpopular with voters, who don’t see him doing a better job than most of his predecessors.

- Economic confidence decreased to 98.1 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, two points lower than July

- Although most Americans don’t pay much attention to so-called “influencers” on social media, many young adults have thought about pursuing such a career.

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