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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 2, 2020

Saturday, May 02, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 45%. 

- Americans are pessimistic about the struggle against the coronavirus, although concerns about the food supply haven’t grown.

- A former Senate staffer has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, and voters suspect she may be telling the truth. But they don’t expect the media to cover the Biden story like they did the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

- With the nation still hunkering down because of the coronavirus, Americans see the current class of college graduates facing a much harder job market. But most still believe these graduates lack the skills to get a job anyway.

- There’s a lot more voter excitement about a Trump-Biden matchup compared to the last two presidential elections, especially among Republicans.

- The vast majority of voters wear a mask at least some of the time these days because of the coronavirus, but they’re far less enthusiastic about punishing those who don’t.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of April 19-23, 2020 stands at 103.0, up only slightly from 102.2 the week before. President Trump announced a temporary freeze on most legal immigration during the week to give Americans a better shot at the post-coronavirus job market.

- Most voters here want the United Nations to punish China for inflicting the coronavirus on the world, and a sizable number favor state lawsuits against the Asian giant.

- Thirty-five percent (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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