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  • 26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending October 19.
     
    The number who say the country is heading in the right direction is down one point from the previous week. This finding has now been in the 23% to 27% range nearly ever week since early June and has been below 30% most weeks for the past year. 

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     The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on October 13-19, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
     Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending October 19.
     
    The number who say the country is heading in the right direction is down one point from the previous week. This finding has now been in the 23% to 27% range nearly ever week since early June and has been below 30% most weeks for the past year. 

    (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 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on October 13-19, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
     Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending October 19.
     
    The number who say the country is heading in the right direction is down one point from the previous week. This finding has now been in the 23% to 27% range nearly ever week since early June and has been below 30% most weeks for the past year. 

    (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 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on October 13-19, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
     Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Half of Americans Still Expect Interest Rates to Rise

    While the majority of adults nationwide say they are paying similar interest rates as they were a year ago, nearly half expect those rates to go up next year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 18% say they’re paying higher interest rates than they were a year ago, generally unchanged from the previous two months, but down from 24% in June and July. Just 14% are paying lower rates than they were a year ago. Most Americans (60%) say their interest rates are about the same as last year. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 16-17, 2014 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.

  • Wisconsin Governor: Burke (D) 49%, Walker (R) 48%

    The Wisconsin governor’s race remains up for grabs going into the final stretch.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters finds Democratic challenger Mary Burke with 49% support to incumbent Republican Scott Walker’s 48%. One percent (1%) like another candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 973 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on October 20-21, 2014 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.

  • Voters Less Sour Toward Government Work

    A modest plurality of U.S. voters now thinks the best and brightest should work for the government, though most still don’t believe doing so is more honorable than working in the private sector.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s better for America if the best people take government jobs. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and think it’s better for the country if those people go to work in the private sector instead. Another 28% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on October 19-20, 2014 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.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

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

    The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

    Results are updated daily 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 Wednesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

    Results are updated daily 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 Wednesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

    Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

  • 32% Think U.S. Economy Getting Better

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, slipped a point on Wednesday to 103. Consumer confidence is still up three points from a week ago, five points from a month ago and two points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index fell three points on Wednesday to 114.9. Investor confidence is up two points from a week ago, three points from a month ago and one point from three months ago.

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