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

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%. 

- Only a third of voters believe former President Barack Obama made racial relations better in America, but a larger percentage agree with his claim that “right wing media” are frightening white people about demographic changes.

- Former Vice President Mike Pence is viewed favorably by most Republican voters, but given a choice, nearly two-thirds still say their party should be more like Donald Trump.

- As investigators pursue evidence that the COVID-19 virus may have originated in a Chinese research laboratory, many voters doubt that Dr. Anthony Fauci has told the truth about American funding of such research.

- Most Americans say their state government has done a better job of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic than has the federal government.

- Most Americans believe it’s important for young people to work during the summer, and don’t think it will be very difficult for teens to find jobs in the current economy.

- Economic confidence fell to 118.8 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down nearly five points from May, the first decline following three consecutive months of rising confidence.

- Most Americans have never seen a UFO and don’t think mysterious space objects are a threat to our national security, but they do believe intelligent life exists on other planets.

- Most Americans consider themselves religious and believe in an afterlife, but both views have significantly declined among those under 40.

- Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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