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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 21, 2023

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 47%.

- By a 26-point margin, more voters think the relationship between the United States and Israel has worsened under President Joe Biden.

- Most voters – including a majority of Democrats – believe President Joe Biden’s age will be a serious problem for his chance of winning a second term.

- Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters trust Republicans more to handle crime and law enforcement issues, while 38% trust Democrats more. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.

- Less than a third of Americans are thinking about getting a new car in the next year, but not because they’re driving less.

- Most American voters are concerned that recent events in the Middle East could result in an attack here, and nearly half believe the terrorism threat has gotten worse under President Joe Biden.

- With war raging in the Middle East, voters worry that hatred spawned by conflict between Israel and Hamas could come to America.

- More Americans now think they’re rich, but most still identify as middle class.

- Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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