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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 1, 2022

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 45%.

- The deadly synthetic opioid drug fentanyl is a serious problem that has gotten worse, voters overwhelmingly agree.  

- About half of Americans believe the popular social media platform TikTok is bad, and even more think it is dangerous for teenagers.

- Although a majority of Americans agree with President Joe Biden that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, most Democrats still want to make vaccines against the virus mandatory.

- A majority of Americans say they live in racially diverse neighborhoods, and view the country’s diversity as a positive factor.

- The 2022 midterm elections are now 39 days away, and Republicans have a one-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.

- While a majority of Americans think the nation’s drug abuse problem is getting worse, most don’t believe marijuana is dangerous.

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 44% in September, unchanged from August.

- With the stock market tumbling, a majority of Americans think it’s likely there’s an economic depression in the future.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of September 11-22, 2022, increased to 97.9, up more than six points from 91.8 three weeks earlier. 

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

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