What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 8, 2022
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 44%.
- The 2022 midterm elections are now 32 days away, and Republicans have a four-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.
- Experts say obesity is a growing problem in America – pardon the pun – and women are more willing than men to admit they’re overweight.
- The assumption that Hispanic voters embrace a policy of unrestricted immigration is false, as is the belief that Latinos uncritically support the Democratic Party.
- Most voters believe violent crime is getting worse and expect the issue to be important in next month’s midterm elections.
- Preventing cheating in elections is a priority for voters, who expect the issue to be important in next month’s midterm elections.
- Hurricane Ian killed dozens when it slammed ashore in Florida last week, but most Americans don’t think this year’s hurricane season has been worse than usual.
- Voters overwhelmingly oppose sexually explicit books in public school libraries, and believe schools have an obligation to inform parents what their children are being taught.
- Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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