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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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