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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending December 17, 2022

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

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

- Despite President Joe Biden’s claims about “building the economy of the future,” most voters remain concerned about the economy, and don’t have much confidence in Biden’s handling of the issue. 

- More than two-thirds of voters believe COVID-19 probably came from a Chinese research lab, and agree with Republican demands that Dr. Anthony Fauci testify under oath in a congressional investigation. 

- Voters overwhelmingly think censorship by social media sites is a problem, and a majority approve Republican plans for a congressional investigation. 

- Congress is reportedly considering an amnesty for illegal immigrants, but a plurality of voters believe this would only worsen the current border crisis. 

- After two years of disruption by COVID-19, more Americans are planning holiday travel this year, even exceeding pre-pandemic levels. 

- Tired of the endless holiday shopping hype? You’re certainly not alone, as most Americans think Christmas has become too commercialized

- More Americans expect to have a Christmas tree this year, although slightly fewer will decorate their homes for the holiday season. 

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

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