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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

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

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- As the trial of Derek Chauvin nears its conclusion, most voters expect the former Minneapolis police officer to be convicted in George Floyd’s death, but think riots will follow the verdict whatever the jury decides.

- More than half the states have made English their official language, and nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that should be the policy nationwide.

- Most voters say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote and, by more than a two-to-one margin, they reject claims that voter ID laws are discriminatory.

- Democrats in Congress want to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15, but while most Americans support increasing the minimum – currently $7.25 an hour – they balk at proposals to more than double it.

- As the Minneapolis trial of a former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd nears its conclusion, most voters support their local police and reject claims that cops are racist.

- After a data breach exposed Facebook users’ information, most Americans trust social media companies less than they do online retailers.

- Barely one-in-five voters approve of the job Congress is doing, and most rate congressional job performance as poor.

- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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