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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- A week after President Joe Biden stirred controversy by saying China has “different norms” toward human rights, half of voters view Biden’s China policy as worse than former President Trump’s.

- The nomination of Neera Tanden to be President Joe Biden’s director of the Office of Management and Budget appears to be in trouble, but most voters still believe the president’s nominees for office deserve an up or down vote on the Senate floor.

- President Biden is reportedly contemplating “major infrastructure investment” as part of his legislative agenda, but most Americans don’t think that’s a job for the federal government.

- Most voters support passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package despite concerns that Congress has filled the bill with expensive items that have nothing to do with coronavirus.

- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has only been in Congress a little more than two years, but the New York Democrat known as “AOC” is already widely disliked by voters, who prefer House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the leader of congressional Democrats.

- President Biden has promised billions of dollars in new federal spending to fight homelessness, but most Americans believe the problem is primarily a responsibility of state and local governments.

- Amid concerns about schools reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans overwhelmingly consider teaching an important job, but most wouldn’t want to do it.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 14-18, 2021 fell to 86.0, down from 88.3 two weeks earlier.

- Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction. 

 

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