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  • Despite Blockades, Voters Still Like Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

    Two federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Trump’s latest attempt at a travel ban, but roughly half of voters still want one.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters favor barring entry to the United States of people from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-nine percent (39%) oppose a travel ban from those nations, but 12% 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 October 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.

  • 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 Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (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 Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (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 Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (see trends).

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

  • Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic -- and the model for mankind's future.

    Equality, diversity, democracy -- this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships.

  • Democrats Yelp as Trump Upholds Constitution By Michael Barone

    Donald Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor.

  • More Voters OK With Taxpayers Cushioning Spike in Obamacare Rates

    Rattling Congress and the health care insurance industry, President Trump last week cut off Obamacare cost-sharing reduction subsidies to insurers to hold down the cost of consumer premiums. Without the subsidies, Obamacare premiums are expected to rise 20% to 50%, depending on the plan, and more voters are now willing to front those costs to help cushion the blow for those who can’t afford it.

    (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 October 16-17, 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.

  • Voters Less Upset with Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty this week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He was captured by the Taliban in 2009 after he walked off his base in Afghanistan, and it appears voters are less upset these days with the Obama administration’s decision to swap several Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the U.S. government’s decision to release five Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison camp in exchange for Bergdahl. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree with that decision, while 25% 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 October 16-17, 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.

  • Most Say Men, Women Are Equally Capable

    “Anything you can do, I can do better,” so the song goes. And both men and women seem to agree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of all American Adults think, generally speaking, men and women are equally capable of doing virtually all jobs. Just 32% disagree. (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 national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 16-17, 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.

  • Underneath It All: Elections for the Virginia House of Delegates By Geoffrey Skelley

    While November’s political spotlight will shine brightest on the gubernatorial contest at the top of the Virginia ticket between former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie (R) and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), there will also be many interesting races down-ballot in the Old Dominion on Election Day. Not only will there be elections for the commonwealth’s two other statewide offices — lieutenant governor and attorney general — but all 100 House of Delegates seats will also be up for grabs. The General Assembly’s lower house will probably look a little different after Nov. 7, but the question is, how different?