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  • 29% Think U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending May 14. 

    This finding is up one point from 28% the week before. In January and February, 30% or more of voters said the country was heading in the right direction after generally being in the mid- to high 20s since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 10-14, 2015. 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.

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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 16, 2015

    Proposals on how to deal with the nation’s illegal immigration problem come in a variety of forms.

  • 28% Think U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending May 7. 

    This finding is up one point from 27% the week before and 26% two weeks ago, the lowest finding since mid-December. In January and February, 30% or more of voters said the country was heading in the right direction after generally being in the mid- to high 20s since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 3-7, 2015. 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.

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  • Most Voters Oppose Obamacare’s Insurance Requirement

    Opposition to Obamacare’s requirement that every American have health insurance is over 50% for the first time in months, even as more voters report that someone in their family has purchased health insurance through one of the exchanges established under the new law.

    Just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the government should require every American to buy or obtain health insurance, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down four points from February and the lowest level of support since December 2013. Fifty-two percent (52%) now oppose government-mandated health insurance. It’s the first time opposition has risen above 50% since last summer and the highest this finding has been in 17 months. Eleven percent (11%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 7 and 10, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 9, 2015

    As the Rolling Stones once told us, you can’t always get what you want. Voters know exactly what that means.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 38%, Democrats 38%

    Republicans and Democrats are now tied on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending May 7 finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate in their district's congressional race if the election were held today, while another 38% would choose the Democrat instead. Twenty-four percent (24%) prefer a third-party candidate or are undecided.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 3-7, 2015. 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.

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  • 27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending April 30. 

    This finding is up one point from 26% the week before, the lowest level of optimism since mid-December.  The previous low for the year was 27% in mid-March. In January and February, 30% or more of voters said the country was heading in the right direction after generally being in the mid- to high 20s since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 26-30, 2015. 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.

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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 2, 2015

    Hillary Clinton finally has an official opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

    Longtime Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-proclaimed socialist, is jumping into the race. Sanders earned just seven percent (7%) support among Likely Democratic Voters when we asked in early March, but that was before the politicking began.  We’ll test Sanders with voters nationwide early next week.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 40%, Democrats 38%

    Republicans hold a two-point lead on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending April 30 finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate in their district's congressional race if the election were held today, while 38% would choose the Democrat instead. Twenty-three percent (23%) prefer a third-party candidate or are undecided.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 26-30, 2015. 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.

  • 26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    The number of voters who think the country is heading in the right direction has fallen to its lowest level since mid-December. 

    Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending April 23. 

    This finding is down six points from 32% the week before and down from 29% for the three weeks prior to that.  The previous low for the year was 27% in mid-March. In January and February, 30% or more of voters said the country was heading in the right direction after generally being in the mid- to high 20s since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 19-23, 2015. 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.

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