What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending November 4, 2023
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 43%.
- Nearly a quarter of Americans believe someone they know died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects, and even more say they might be willing to become plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against vaccine makers.
- Support for gun control is higher in the aftermath of a mass shooting in Maine, but most voters still say new laws are not the answer.
- Halloween isn’t only for kids, most Americans believe, but few adults will celebrate except by passing out candy to trick-or-treaters.
- American voters are overwhelmingly concerned that the Israel-Gaza conflict could spark a larger Middle East war, and most still view President Joe Biden as a weaker leader than his predecessors.
- Republicans hold a significant advantage over Democrats on the issue of the economy, with independent voters favoring the GOP by a 33-point margin.
- Thirty-two percent (32%) say they’ve arrived early or late somewhere because they didn’t change their clocks to or from Daylight Savings Time, while 60% have never had that problem.
- The president earned a monthly job approval of 45% in October, down two points from September.
- Concerns about recruiting problems in America’s armed forces are high, but not high enough to convince voters that a military draft is the solution.
- Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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