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  • 35% Think U.S. Doesn't Spend Enough on Schools

    Voters still don’t really know how much the United States spends per student each year, but when given the exact figure, just one-third think it's not enough.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters correctly recognize that the United States spends about $11,000 per year per student. Forty-three percent (43%) think it's less that that, with 11% who believe the per-student figure is $3,000. Seven percent (7%) think the nation spends an average of $13,000 per student per year. Forty-one percent (41%) 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 Likely Voters was conducted on March 24-25, 2013 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.

  • 45% Say Obama Doing A Poor Job

    The number of voters who rate President Obama’s leadership as poor is at the highest level of his entire presidency.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the president is doing a poor job. That’s up five points from 40% a month ago and the president’s worst showing in monthly surveying since November 2008. Nearly as many (41%) rate the president’s job performance as good or excellent, although that’s down from 44% in the previous survey. (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 March 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.

  • Florida Governor: Crist (D) 45%, Scott (R) 39%

    Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist leads incumbent GOP Governor Rick Scott by six points in Rasmussen Reports' first look at Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial race.

    The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters shows Crist, who served as governor from 2007 to 2011, picking up 45% of the vote to Scott’s 39%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, while 10% are undecided. (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 750 Likely Voters in Florida was conducted on April 21-22, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 53% Think Neither Political Party Represents the American People

    Voters continue to believe Democrats have more of a plan for the future than Republicans do, but most again say neither party represents the public. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people. That’s up six points from 47% last October and matches the previous high found in June 2012 during the last national election cycle. Just 28% disagree, while 19% 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 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 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 Thursday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

    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 Thursday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

    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 Thursday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

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

  • Why Not Jeb? Also, Why? By Froma Harrop

    As the 2016 presidential campaign starts to gather steam, prominent Republican names are rushing to the fore. One is that of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush.

    The thinking is that as painful memories of W's administration fade (to recap, two unfunded wars, soaring deficits and, as a grand finale, economic collapse), the public may feel more open to the idea of another Bush in the White House.

    Follow Froma Harrop on Twitter @FromaHarrop. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com. To find out more about Froma Harrop and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Web page at www.creators.com.

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  • 46% Believe U.S. is in a Recession

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, dipped one point on Thursday to 104.7. Consumer confidence is up four points from a week ago and four points from a month ago but is down two points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index is down three points on Thursday to 117.5. Investor confidence is down one point from a week ago, up two points from a month ago and down five points from three months ago.

    Detailed supplemental information, including a daily history and month-by-month trend data, is available for Platinum Members. (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 Rasmussen Consumer Index and Investor Indexes are derived from nightly telephone surveys of 1,500 adults and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The baseline for the Index was established at 100.0 in October 2001. Readings above 100.0 indicate that confidence is higher than in the baseline month.

    Detailed supplemental information is available for Platinum Members.

  • 46% Believe U.S. is in a Recession

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, dipped one point on Thursday to 104.7. Consumer confidence is up four points from a week ago and four points from a month ago but is down two points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index is down three points on Thursday to 117.5. Investor confidence is down one point from a week ago, up two points from a month ago and down five points from three months ago.

    Detailed supplemental information, including a daily history and month-by-month trend data, is available for Platinum Members. (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 Rasmussen Consumer Index and Investor Indexes are derived from nightly telephone surveys of 1,500 adults and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The baseline for the Index was established at 100.0 in October 2001. Readings above 100.0 indicate that confidence is higher than in the baseline month.

    Detailed supplemental information is available for Platinum Members.