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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 26, 2022

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 40%. 

- Nearly half of Republican voters pick former President Donald Trump as the candidate they want for 2024, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the only strong alternative.

- Democratic voters don’t seem very impressed with Vice President Kamala Harris, and want their party to be more like President Joe Biden.

- George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732) has been a federal holiday since 1879, but is colloquially known as President’s Day to include Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809). Despite their admiration for Lincoln, most Americans don’t think Honest Abe deserves a separate holiday.

- As Ukraine seeks to repel a Russian invasion, fewer than a third of voters have a favorable view of President Joe Biden’s handling of the situation.

- In a dangerous world, most gun owners say being armed gives them a greater sense of safety.

- More than four out of five Americans believe the minimum wage – currently $7.25 an hour – should be raised to at least $9.50, but fewer than half believe a minimum wage increase would help the economy.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 13-17, 2022, decreased to 86.4, down nearly four points from 90.2 two weeks earlier.

- Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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