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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 18, 2023

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

-  President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 45%. 

- Voters strongly prefer capitalism to socialism, and a majority would not vote for an avowed socialist. 

- President Joe Biden would defeat former President Donald Trump In a hypothetical 2024 rematch, while Trump would win with Vice President Kamala Harris as his Democratic opponent. 

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- Voters overwhelmingly view the deadly drug fentanyl as a serious problem, and most don’t give President Joe Biden high marks for his handling of the issue. 

- Most voters view Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis favorably, but if he decides to enter the 2024 presidential race, he would face an uphill battle for the Republican nomination against former President Donald Trump. 

- Several states have recently enacted legislation prohibiting transgender treatment for minors, and most voters approve of such laws. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 5-9, 2023, decreased to 87.4, down nearly two points from 89.2 two weeks earlier. 

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

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