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  • 43% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-three percent (43%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 9.

    This is down one point from the previous week, which was the highest level of confidence since early March 2017. This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, up one point from the week before.

    A year ago at this time, 36% said the United States was heading in the right direction, while 56% said it was on the wrong track.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 5-9, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 11, 2018

    President Trump this week imposed new sanctions on Iran and Russia while Democrats remained focused on the possibility that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 election.  Voters meanwhile aren’t overly enthusiastic about the efficacy of sanctions.

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  • Democratic Lead Shrinks in Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but for the second week in a row, that lead has tightened.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on July 29-August 2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 44% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-four percent (44%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 2.

    This is up three points from the previous two weeks and is the highest level of confidence since early March 2017. This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from July 29-August 2, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending August 4, 2018

    President Trump, who is making a series of campaign stops for Republicans facing 2018 midterm election battles, will be in Central Ohio tonight stumping for Republican House candidate Troy Balderson. Trump on Thursday attended a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to back Representative Lou Barletta’s challenge for the Senate seat of Democrat Bob Casey.

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  • Democrats Maintain Lead on Generic Ballot

    Democrats continue to lead over Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty percent (40%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-26, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending July 26.

    This is unchanged from the previous week. This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from July 22-26, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 28, 2018

    While opponents of President Trump are forcing the Democratic Party to the far left, Republicans are quite happy with the direction the president is heading.

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  • Republicans Trail By Wider Margin on Generic Ballot

    Democrats have once again widened their lead over Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty percent (40%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.  

    (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 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending July 19.

    This is down a point from the previous week. This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

    (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 telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from July 15-19, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.