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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10.

    Regular updates are posted 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 Sunday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10.

    Regular updates are posted 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 Sunday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10.

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

  • Americans Are Less Critical Of Impact Movies Have on Society

    Americans don’t feel as strongly as they used to that movies send a bad social message, especially when it comes to violence.

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Adults now think movies and the movie industry have a negative impact on American society, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 50% in August 2013 and 51% in February 2011. Still, just 23% think movies have a positive impact on society. Nineteen percent (19%) say they have no impact at all, but just as many (18%) are undecided. The number who are undecided or think movies have no societal impact is up from past surveys. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

    The new film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has been breaking box office records despite criticism from some that it glorifies a killer. Half of Americans have now seen the film or plan to go, while most dismiss the critics as politically motivated.

  • Consumer, Investor Confidence Hit Eight-Year High

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, rose four points on Sunday to 121.5, the highest confidence rating since 2007. Consumer confidence is up seven points from a week ago, 14 points from a month ago and 23 points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index also rose on Sunday, climbing five points to a rating of 135.2. Investor confidence is up 10 points from a week ago, nine points from a month ago and 11 points from three months ago. This is also the highest level of investor confidence in eight years.

    Detailed supplemental information, including a daily history and month-by-month trend data, is available for Platinum Members. 

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    The Rasmussen Consumer Index and Investor Indexes are derived from nightly telephone surveys of 1,200 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. Historical data for the Consumer and Investor indexes as well as attitudes about the economy and personal finances are also available to Platinum Members.

  • Consumer, Investor Confidence Hit Eight-Year High

    The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, rose four points on Sunday to 121.5, the highest confidence rating since 2007. Consumer confidence is up seven points from a week ago, 14 points from a month ago and 23 points from three months ago.

    The Rasmussen Investor Index also rose on Sunday, climbing five points to a rating of 135.2. Investor confidence is up 10 points from a week ago, nine points from a month ago and 11 points from three months ago. This is also the highest level of investor confidence in eight years.

    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 1,200 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. Historical data for the Consumer and Investor indexes as well as attitudes about the economy and personal finances are also available to Platinum Members.

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

    Maybe it’s just the improving economy, but voters are less critical of the job President Obama is doing and even appear receptive to some of the new government programs he’s proposing. That doesn’t necessarily mean they want to pay for them, though.

  • Are Critics of 'American Sniper' Anti-Violence or Anti-Military?

    The new film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has been breaking box office records despite criticism from some that it glorifies a killer. Half of Americans have now seen the film or plan to go, while most dismiss the critics as politically motivated.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of American Adults have seen or are planning to see the Clint Eastwood-directed movie about a real-life highly-decorated U.S. serviceman fighting in Iraq. Thirty-two percent (32%) are not planning to see the film, but one-in-five (20%) still haven’t decided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Like State of the Union Plans But Say Economic Crisis Not Over

    While voters generally favor some of the proposals outlined by President Obama in his State of the Union address, they don’t agree that we’ve completely turned the corner economically.

    The president in his speech said that "the shadow of crisis has passed,” but a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the U.S. economic crisis is over. Sixty-six percent (66%) disagree, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 21-22, 2015 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.

  • Romney Leads the GOP Pack – For Now

    Generally, at this stage of the game, it’s mostly about name recognition, and Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, is the leader in the race to be the party’s standard-bearer in 2016.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey asked Likely Republican Voters to choose among nine of the early Republican wannabes if their state primary were held right now, and Romney earns 24% support. Three candidates are closely grouped together for second place: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 13%, retired neurosurgeon and conservative columnist Ben Carson with 12% of the vote and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 11%.

    Earning single-digit support are Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (7%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (5%) and former Texas Governor Rick Perry (5%). Four percent (4%) of GOP voters like some other candidate, and 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 787 Likely Republican Voters was conducted on January 18-19, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.