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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 30, 2020

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

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 46%. 

- After last week’s flap over Joe Biden’s black voter comment, Kamala Harris has edged ahead among her fellow Democrats on a list of the party’s top potential vice presidential candidates.

- One-in-four black voters agree with Joe Biden that a black voter who chooses Donald Trump over Biden is not really black.

- Even as the coronavirus lockdown eases in many parts of the country, Americans are less concerned about the threat of the disease but still aren’t overly confident in the ability of the public health system to protect them.

- Joe Biden triggered a backlash last week when he said blacks who choose President Trump over him aren’t really black, but most voters continue to believe politicians only play the so-called ‘race card’ to win, not to fix minority problems. Still, they see Democrats like Biden as a bigger help than Republicans.

- Views of the coronavirus crisis and how America has responded continues to break down along party lines, which helps explain why Red Republican states are opening up while Blue Democrat states are extending their lockdowns.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of May 17-21, 2020 stands at 98.5, down from 99 the week before.

- Most Americans agree that Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer, but the number of those who plan a summer vacation this year has plummeted.

- Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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