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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 18, 2024

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 43%.

- Two measures aimed at protecting the integrity of elections have majority support from American voters.

- After the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government the convention had created, he said, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Nearly half of voters don’t think we’ve kept it

- Americans aren’t confident that this year’s class of college graduates are ready to go to work, and recent campus protests have contributed to that perception.

Republicans are trusted more than Democrats on voters’ top issues and, in what may be the worst omen for President Joe Biden’s reelection bid, most answer “no” to a key question.

Only one-in-five voters think members of Congress listen to their constituents, and a majority say a random collection of people would do a better job. es

- Most Americans think racism is still a serious problem in the country, and more than a quarter of them worry that they could be accused of racism. 

Just weeks before high school seniors get their diplomas, most Americans don’t think new graduates are ready for the real world.

- Thirty percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction

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