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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending June 3, 2011

The government announced on Friday that the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 9.1% in May, dashing high-level hopes of an economic recovery in the near future. But most Americans aren’t surprised.

Nearly one-out-of-three adults (31%) predict that the unemployment rate will be even higher a year from now. That’s the most pessimistic attitude toward the jobs market since last June.

Most voters continue to feel that tax cuts and decreases in government spending help the U.S. economy, but they don’t expect either to happen any time soon. Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans, in fact, are at least somewhat worried that the U.S. government will run out of money, including 38% who are Very Worried.

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