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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending September 2, 2023

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 40%. 

- An overwhelming majority of American voters still consider inflation a serious problem and expect it to be a key issue in next year’s election.

Former President Donald Trump skipped the first debate among candidates for the 2024 Republican nomination, but half of Republican voters say he should be in the next debate. 

- By a 2-to-1 margin, voters believe controlling the U.S. border is more important than helping Ukraine fight Russia.

- Many voters – including more than a third of Democrats – want California Gov. Gavin Newsom to challenge President Joe Biden for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.

The president earned a monthly job approval of 46% in August, up one point from July.

- Most Americans don’t think “Generation Z” – born since the late 1990s – are better than earlier generations, and many blame Internet access for Gen Z’s problems. 

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 20-24, 2023, increased to 88.8, up more than three points from 88.8 two weeks earlier.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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