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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending October 28, 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%.

- Speculation that Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin could run for the 2024 Republican president nomination gets little encouragement from voters.

- Although most voters expect to watch next month’s debate among Republican presidential candidates in Miami, more than half of GOP voters agree with a suggestion that the Republican National Committee should cancel “all future debates.” 

- Voters are divided over whether President Joe Biden’s historic wartime visit to Israel was a success, and a majority oppose bringing Gaza refugees to America. 

- With war raging in the Middle East, voters trust Republicans more to deal with national security issues.

- After this month’s attacks in Israel, American voters overwhelmingly view Hamas as terrorists, and want an investigation of the Palestinian organization’s U.S. supporters.

Most working Americans say they’re now working extra hours in an effort to keep up with inflation.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of October 15-19, 2023, decreased to 88.9, down more than four points from 93.1 two weeks earlier. 

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

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