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  • GOPers, Unaffiliateds Down on TPP More Than Democrats Are

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a mega-trade deal involving the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. President Obama is hoping to get it through Congress before he leaves office because Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both vowed to stop it. Do voters care?

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the TPP, while 48% view the trade deal unfavorably. This includes eight percent (8%) with a Very Favorable opinion of it and 26% with a Very Unfavorable one. But despite the spirited debate over the trade deal in both parties’ presidential primaries, one-in-four voters (26%) don’t know enough about the TPP to voice any opinion of it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Sympathy for Victims Can Be Misdirected -- and Backfire By Michael Barone

    Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 31% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.Eastern  (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 31% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.Eastern  (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 31% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.Eastern  (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

  • Americans Criticize Internet's Impact on Journalism, Politics

    Americans are more negative than ever about the internet’s impact on journalism and politics. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 18.

    That’s down four points from a week ago which marked the highest weekly finding since late June 2015.  This finding had been trending upward for four weeks from a low of 21% following the murders of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 14-18, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 18.

    That’s down four points from a week ago which marked the highest weekly finding since late June 2015.  This finding had been trending upward for four weeks from a low of 21% following the murders of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 14-18, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 18.

    That’s down four points from a week ago which marked the highest weekly finding since late June 2015.  This finding had been trending upward for four weeks from a low of 21% following the murders of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 14-18, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Issue one!

    To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s.