What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 29, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of
- A majority of voters think it is likely COVID-19 originated in a Chinese research laboratory and believe a federal investigation of the pandemic’s origin is very important.
- How much do voters trust Dr. Anthony Fauci? Less than they did a year ago, and a majority believe that the government’s COVID-19 expert has been influenced by politics.
- A majority of voters support the creation of a commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
- In an economy still recovering from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans believe this year’s class of college graduates face a tough job market, and many doubt graduates have the skills they need.
- Nearly two-thirds of voters say violent crime is getting worse, and half are not confident in President Joe Biden’s ability to deal with the problem.
- Most Americans think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, but it has a more important meaning for military veterans and their families.
- As millions of high school seniors prepare to receive their diplomas, most Americans doubt this year’s graduates are ready to enter the workforce or to succeed in college.
- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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