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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 19, 2023

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

-  President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 46%. 

- With former President Donald Trump now facing criminal indictments in four separate cases, voters are divided over where he’ll end up next year. 

- Most voters continue to have a low opinion of Vice President Kamala Harris, and don’t see her as a helpful running mate for President Joe Biden’s 2024 reelection campaign. 

- Nearly half of voters think the economy is in poor condition, and think voting President Joe Biden out of office next year would help. 

- More voters trust Democrats to deal with Social Security, and nearly half expect the issue to be very important in next year’s election. 

- Two-thirds of American voters think their politicians are influenced by China, but aren't sure which party is most under Beijing's influence.

- A majority of U.S. workers think they’ll be making more money next year, and won’t have to change jobs to do it. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 6-10, 2023, decreased to 88.8, down more than a point from 90.4 two weeks earlier. 

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction. 

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