Majority of Voters think COVID likely originated in Chinese Lab & that a Federal Investigation is "Very Important"
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — From some of the latest Polls & Surveys of Likely U.S. Voters, here's a run-down of what Americas told Rasmussen Report's National Telephone & Online Surveys the past few weeks.
Most Voters Don’t See Biden as a Strong Commander-in-Chief
Fewer than a third of Likely U.S. Voters believe President Joe Biden is a stronger leader than most recent presidents, and a majority view him as less aggressive in his dealings with foreign leaders.
- 43% believe President Biden is a weaker Commander in Chief than most recent presidents
- 32% think Biden's a stronger Commander in Chief for the military compared to most recent presidents, and
- 18% say Biden is about the same.
- 68% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is likely that the COVID-19 virus originated in a Chinese laboratory, including
- 43% who think it’s Very Likely
- Only 16% of voters don’t think it’s likely the virus came from a Chinese lab,
- while another 16% are not sure.
Less than they did a year ago, and a majority believe that the government’s COVID-19 expert has been influenced by politics.
- 65% believe political considerations have influenced Fauci's decisions and public statements about the COVID-19 pandemic
- 40% think political considerations have had a lot of influence on him
- Only 11% believe Fauci’s decisions and statements about the pandemic haven’t been influenced at all by political considerations
Nearly two-thirds of voters say violent crime is getting worse, and half are not confident in President Biden’s ability to deal with the problem.
- 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say the problem of "Violent Crime" in America is getting worse
- Only 10% say the Violent Crime problem is getting better, while
- 22% think it is staying about the same
While support from black voters was crucial to Mr. Biden’s election, most Likely U.S. Voters – including most black voters – don’t believe he's improved race relations or made life better for young black people.
- 39% believe race relations have gotten worse, while
- Only 28% believe race relations have gotten better since Biden’s election, and
- 28% say race relations are about the same
Most Americans approve of the recent recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks, but Republicans are most pleased.