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  • No Man Is Above The Law -- Except On College Campuses By Ted Rall

    Freshman orientation, Columbia University, New York City, fall 1981: Speeches. A blur of upperclassmen, professors and deans welcomed us, explained campus resources and laid out dos and don'ts. At one point, the topic of the campus drug policy came up. "You can do whatever you want in your dorm room," we were told, "just make sure it's OK with your roommate." A ripple of surprise swept the audience. Several students asked for elaboration of this don't-ask-don't-tell policy on illegal narcotics, and were told that they'd heard correctly.  

  • 34% Are Less Likely to Follow NFL Because of Protests

    Are football fans voting with their TVs? (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 or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 20-21, 2017 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 Friday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. (see trends).

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

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. (see trends).

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

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. (see trends).

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

  • Tension Between President and Congress Is Politics as Usual By Michael Barone

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the president seems out of alignment, on policy and political goals, with his party in Congress. This strikes many as an anomalous, even alarming, situation. But if you look back at history, it's more like the norm -- even if Donald Trump isn't.

  • Voters More Confident U.S. Will Remain Most Powerful Nation

    Voters have more faith today that the United States will remain the world’s top superpower.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the United States will still be the most powerful nation in the world at the end of the 21st century, up from 33% in March 2016 and  27% at the end of 2014. Just 24% now disagree, down significantly from 48% three years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) are not sure what the United States’ status will be at the end of the century. (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 or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 2017 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.

  • Trump -- American Gaullist By Patrick J. Buchanan

    If a U.S. president calls an adversary "Rocket Man ... on a mission to suicide," and warns his nation may be "totally destroyed," other ideas in his speech will tend to get lost.

  • 40% Have Favorable View of Rolling Stone

    The founder of Rolling Stone announced this week that he plans to sell the iconic music and counterculture magazine. Americans have mixed reviews of Rolling Stone , though they’re not reading magazines much these days, anyway. (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 Adults was conducted on September 18-19, 2017 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.

  • 47% Say St. Louis Protests Are Filled with Criminals

    St. Louis has erupted in protests following the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a black man in 2011. Nearly half of Americans think the unrest there is fueled by criminals seizing an opportunity.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of American Adults think the current mob violence in St. Louis is primarily legitimate outrage over what happened, while 47% believe it’s mostly criminals taking advantage of a situation. Twenty-one percent (21%) are not sure. (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 American Adults was conducted on September 18-19, 2017 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.