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

    Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending March 19. 

    This finding is down five points from the previous week and the lowest level of confidence this year.  The number of voters who think the country is heading in the right direction has been 30% or higher every week but one since mid-December after being in the mid- to high 20s most weeks since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 15-19, 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 March 21

    Congress may not be voters’ favorite group of people, but when it comes to matters of war and peace, they want Congress to decide.

    Voters aren’t happy with the letter 47 Republican senators sent to the Iranian government raising concerns about the nuclear deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Iran. But most believe that any deal the administration negotiates with the Iranians needs to be approved by Congress before it goes into effect.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 39%, Democrats 39%

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

    In the previous survey, Republicans were ahead by just a point – 39% to 38%. The week before, Republicans had a five-point lead - 41% to 36%, their biggest since December 2013. Prior to that, Democrats had been slightly ahead for most weeks this year. The gap between the parties has generally been two points or less most weeks for more than a year now.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 15-19, 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.

  • 32% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending March 12. 

    This finding is up three points from the previous week.  The week ending January 25, the percentage of voters who felt the country was heading in the right direction hit 35%, the highest level of confidence in nearly two years  but had been trending down since then. The number of voters who think the country is heading in the right direction had been 30% or higher since mid-December after being in the mid- to high 20s most weeks since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 8-12, 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.

  • Costs Are Biggest Health Care Problem for Most, and Feds Can’t Help

    Most voters continue to put reducing health care costs ahead of requiring everyone to have health insurance and think keeping the government out of the market is the best way to reduce those costs. But support for tort reform is down.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that when it comes to reforming health care in this country, 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe reducing the cost of health care is more important than making sure that everyone has health insurance. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and feel it is more important to mandate universal health insurance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 12 and 15, 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.

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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending March 14, 2015

    What if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run? That thought crossed more than a few minds this week as Clinton’s e-mail and donations problems escalated, and suddenly former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, among others, started having his media calls returned.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 39%, Democrats 38%

    Republicans still hold a small lead over Democrats on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending March 12 finds that 39% 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

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 8-12, 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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    % would choose the Democrat instead. Nearly one-in-four voters (23%) continue to prefer a third-party candidate or are undecided.

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

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending March 5.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 1-5, 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.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 36%

    Republicans have jumped to a five-point lead over Democrats on this week’s Generic Congressional Ballot.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending March 5 finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate in their district's congressional race if the election were held today, while 36% would choose the Democrat instead. Nearly one-in-four voters (22%) continue to 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 March 1-5, 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.

  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending March 7, 2015

    If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls, and this week we really showed it.