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 46%.
- Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 Americans, and voters believe many of their fellow citizens have forgotten the horrors of that day. Most now fear domestic terrorism more than a foreign attack.
- A majority of Americans are still worried about the risk of COVID-19, and have no problem with recommendations for getting a vaccine booster shot to enhance protection against the virus.
- Voters are deeply divided over the Texas abortion law that recently went into effect after the Supreme Court last week refused to grant an injunction against it.
- Voters have turned sharply against President Joe Biden on his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, and most believe that hundreds of Americans will be left behind after the August 31 deadline.
- President Joe Biden has promised a pay increase for federal employees, but most Americans think government workers already have it made.
- Economic confidence fell to 104.4 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than two points from August, the fourth consecutive monthly decline.
- State and local government policies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic haven’t had much influence on decisions by Americans seeking to relocate.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of August 29-September 2, 2021, increased to 90.0, up from 87.6 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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