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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 14, 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%.

Last week’s decision by President Joe Biden’s administration to permit construction to begin again on a border wall in Texas has met with overwhelming voter approval.

- A week after the House of Representatives voted to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, voters are divided over whether that was a smart move.

- More than half of U.S. voters say they’re likely to vote for former President Donald Trump in next year’s election, and most don’t much care who Trump picks as a running mate.

- The spending bill that prevented a government shutdown is approved by a majority of voters, for whom border security is a higher priority than funding for the war in Ukraine.

- After the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, most U.S. voters blame Palestinians for the conflict, and agree with a Republican senator’s call for the “eradication” of Hamas.

- Teaching isn’t a job most Americans are interested in, and many see lax discipline as a major problem in schools.

- An overwhelming majority of voters believe it’s important to teach traditional values, but less than a third think America’s public schools are doing a good job at it.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of October 1-5, 2023, increased to 93.1, just up three points from 90.1 two weeks earlier.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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