WSJ Poll finds Americans Are More Troubled by Police Actions in Killing of George Floyd Than by Violence at Protests.

  • The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters from May 28 through June 2. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
  • Americans by a 2-to-1 margin are more troubled by the actions of police in the killing of George Floyd than by violence at some protests.
  • 80% of those polled feel that the country is spiraling out of control.
  • 74% of Democrats said it may take the next year or longer to curb Covid-19 and return to work as normal. Among the Republican Party, 32% said the coronavirus is already contained.
  • About half of all Republicans, 48%, said they were more concerned about the protests than the circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s killing, while 81% of Democrats held the opposite opinion.
  • Trumps approval rating stood at 45%, down 1 percentage point from April.
  • 55% of Americans disapproved of Mr. Trump’s handling of the virus, up from 52% in April and 51% in March.
  • 63% said they were concerned that they or someone in their family would catch the coronavirus, down from 73% in April.
  • 51% said Mr. Trump was too focused on the economy and not on keeping people safe, while 42% said he was striking the right balance.
  • Roughly two-thirds of Americans said they always wear a mask when they leave the house, compared with 21% who sometimes wear one and 15% who said they rarely or never do.
  • Those who always wear a mask said they supported Mr. Biden over Mr. Trump, 66% to 26%. Those who never or rarely wear masks backed Mr. Trump, 83% to 7%.
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