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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 7, 2023

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

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

- As the House of Representatives prepares for a third day of voting on who will wield the Speaker’s gavel, voters are divided over whether Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy should get the job.

- It’s not likely Congress will do much to fix America’s problems, according to a majority of voters, who also don’t believe Congress cares what they think

- Most voters don’t want President Joe Biden to seek reelection, but also don’t want to see Vice President Kamala Harris or former President Donald Trump run in 2024. 

- Nearly half of Americans think COVID-19 vaccines may be to blame for many unexplained deaths, and more than a quarter say someone they know could be among the victims. 

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in December, up three points from November. 

- Most Americans still don’t think new gun control laws are the best way to fight crime, and half approve of states dropping permit requirements for concealed carry of firearms. 

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of December 25-29, 2022, decreased to 89.2, down more than five points from 94.3 two weeks earlier. 

- Thirty-six percent (36%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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