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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending June 8, 2024

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

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

- Nearly half of voters – and an overwhelming majority of Democrats – agree with controversial remarks by actor Robert De Niro, but are not generally enthusiastic about celebrities talking politics.

- In the wake of Donald Trump’s conviction in the so-called “hush money” trial, a majority of Democrats want Judge Juan Merchan to sentence the former president to prison.

- Former President Donald Trump continues to lead President Joe Biden, although the margin has shrunk in the past month – perhaps reflecting the impact of Trump’s recent trial in New York City.

- The president earned a monthly job approval of 42% in May, up one point from April.

Most voters view China as an enemy of the United States, and a plurality still rate President Joe Biden as doing a poor job dealing with the Asian superpower.

- Economic confidence decreased to 89.9 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, slightly lower than May

- National unemployment was 8.6% in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Real Unemployment update, up from 8.3% last month and starkly different from the 4.0% officially reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.

- Years of transgender activism have still not convinced most Americans that there are more than two genders, and a majority don’t want teachers going behind parents’ backs on the subject. 

- A majority of North Carolina voters want stricter immigration enforcement and favor former President Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election by a significant margin. 

- The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults say they plan to take a summer vacation this year – barely changed from last year – while 42% aren’t.

- Thirty-three percent (33%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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