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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 11, 2024

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 40%.

- Less than six months before Election Day, the Republican Party has widened its lead over Democrats in terms of who voters trust more to deal with the issue of crime.

- If the goal of students in recent campus protests was to make American voters more sympathetic to Palestinians, they’ve clearly failed.

- In terms of upholding his oath of office – to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" – many voters don’t think President Joe Biden is doing better than his predecessor.

- While LGBTQ activists are happy with Disney’s gay “inclusion” agenda, most Americans wish the entertainment giant would go back to it’s family-friendly roots.

Inflation and illegal immigration top the list of issues voters consider the most important in the presidential election, and the news media don’t get very good grades for their coverage of those issues. 

- Economic confidence decreased to 90.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, nearly seven points lower than April.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and most Americans believe being a mom is an important job.

- National unemployment was 8.3% in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Real Unemployment update, starkly different from the 3.9% official reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this month.

- Most Americans intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe, and many believe the Earth has had visitors from outer space.

- Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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