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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump enter their first debate Monday night with new terrorist attacks fresh in voters’ minds and another U.S. city burning.

  • It's Political Malpractice, Stupid By Ted Rall

    Hillary Clinton supporters are freaking out. And rightfully so! Eight weeks from Election Day, she and Trump are basically neck and neck. And that's before the three presidential debates, which I not only expect him to win, but can't imagine a scenario in which she does not lose.       

  • 25% Favor Pardon for NSA Leaker Snowden

    Edward J. Snowden, the man who exposed the federal government’s surveillance of millions of innocent Americans in the name of national security, is the subject of a major new film and a growing effort to have him pardoned for revealing some of the nation’s top secrets. Voters still aren’t convinced Snowden is a traitor, but they’re not ready to pardon him yet either.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Snowden a hero for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s phone and e-mail surveillance programs. Thirty percent (30%) say he is a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Forty-eight percent (48%) believe Snowden is somewhere in between a heroic whistleblower and a traitor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 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.

  • How Trump Wins the Debate By Patrick J. Buchanan

    On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.  

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday 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 29% of 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 -12.

    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 Friday 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 29% of 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 -12.

    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 Friday 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 29% of 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 -12.

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

  • What Happens to the Democratic Party if Clinton Loses? by Michael Barone

    There's been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There's been less speculation, though recent polling suggests it may be in order, about the fate of the Democratic Party if Hillary Clinton loses.

  • Voters Say Debates More Important This Year

    The first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is set for Monday evening, and voters - particularly those within the two major parties - place more importance on the debates this election cycle than they have in past years. (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 September 20-21, 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes  and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]

  • Voters Say Pipelines Can Be Built Without Hurting Environment

    Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, set to run oil from the Dakotas to Illinois, got the project temporarily shut down last week. Tribal nations and green groups argue that the pipeline will destroy cultural and environmental sites, but voters believe it’s entirely possible to build a pipeline like this without doing that kind of damage. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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