What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending June 6, 2020
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%.
- The vast majority of Americans say their home states have begun to loosen their coronavirus lockdowns, with just over half reporting that someone in their immediate family has been able to return to work.
- More voters than ever are regular Internet users, with over one-third of those under 40 now saying their political opinions are influenced by social media. Most continue to believe social media like Facebook and Twitter divide us as a nation.
- Most Americans continue to give high praise to their local police and approve of their tactics. But following George Floyd’s death, they’re more critical of police-involved killings.
- Voters are more critical of the police response to the latest outburst of black protest nationwide but also tend to agree with President Trump that the so-called “antifa” movement thought to be behind much of the violence should be labeled as terrorists.
- Democrats tend to think it’s too hard to vote in America which explains their strong support for mail-in ballots and are much stronger advocates than other voters of restoring the voting rights of felons who have served their sentences.
- Voters in so-called Blue Democratic-run states are more likely than those in Red GOP-led states to say their state finances are worsening. No wonder Democrats are much bigger fans of federal bailouts of financially troubled states than other voters are.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of May 24-28, 2020 stands at 101.4, up from 98.5 the week before.
- Voters agree with President Trump that the operators of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are politically biased, but they stop short of endorsing his punitive executive order opening them up to lawsuits over posts on their sites.
- Thirty-three percent (33%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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