What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 20, 2024
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 45%.
- While most Republicans don’t think GOP members of Congress represent their party’s values, Democrats are much more content with their representatives.
- After it was revealed that Lloyd Austin is being treated for cancer, many voters believe the Secretary of Defense should step down.
- Half of voters think Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis was improperly involved with a special prosecutor she hired in the case against former President Donald Trump and his associates.
- Three years after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, voters are divided over whether the so-called “J6” riot threatened the nation’s government.
- A majority of voters think former President Barack Obama is influencing President Joe Biden’s administration, and agree with a GOP congressman’s claim that Biden is really a “puppet” for progressives.
- Even though most Americans say this year’s winter is not worse than usual, a majority still believe climate change could cause more severe weather.
- Despite the hype around electric vehicles, fewer Americans expect their next auto purchase will be an EV.
- Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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