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

    Thirty-two percent (32%) 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 July 16.

    This finding is up one point from 31% the week before and marks the third week in a row that the number of voters who say the country is heading in the right direction has been in the 30s. From late December through the beginning of March, 30% or more of voters said every week that the country was heading in the right direction, but the weekly findings fell back into the mid- to high 20s after that.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from July 12-16, 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 July 18, 2015

    Most of the news focus has been on the Republican side of the presidential race, but tonight in Iowa all five announced Democratic candidates will share the same stage for the first time. Does it matter?

  • 31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-one percent (31%) 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 July 9.

    This finding is down three points from 34% the week before which was a six-point jump from the previous survey and the highest level of confidence since early February. From late December through the beginning of March, 30% or more of voters said every week that the country was heading in the right direction, but the weekly findings fell back into the mid- to high 20s after that.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from July 5-9, 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 July 11, 2015

    Most of the nation’s major cities have been so-called “sanctuary cities” that don’t enforce immigration laws for quite a while, but that uncomfortable fact has been under the spotlight in recent days.

  • 34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Confidence in the direction of the country has jumped following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage. 

    Thirty-four percent (34%) 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 July 2.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 21-25, 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 July 4, 2015

    Americans continue to rank Independence Day second only to Christmas as the nation’s most important holiday but also express increasing frustration with the government born that day.

    The Declaration of Independence, the foundational document that Americans honor on the Fourth of July, says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but just 25% believe that to be true of the federal government today.

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

    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 June 25.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 21-25, 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 June 25, 2015

    The shooting massacre at a black church by a young white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina late last week was a tragic development in the nation’s ongoing conversation on race relations. Following the shooting, several prominent politicians - including Republican Governor Nikki Haley - called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state’s capitol grounds.

    Sixty percent (60%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with this view and say the Confederate flag should not be flown at South Carolina’s statehouse. However, voters are more divided as to what the flag means: 43% say it symbolizes Southern heritage, while 39% say it symbolizes hatred. There’s a sharp difference of opinion between white and black voters on this question.

  • 28% Say 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 June 18.

    This finding is up one point from 27% the week before and down from 30% two weeks ago, which was the first time in nearly two months that this finding had edged out of the 20s. From late December through the beginning of March, 30% or more of voters said every week that the country was heading in the right direction after generally being in the mid- to high 20s weekly since mid-June 2013.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 14-18, 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.

  • Should Free Market Preside Over Health Care?

    When it comes to health care reform, voters continue to think an overall reduction in costs is more important than guaranteeing that everyone has insurance -- but they would prefer that the government keep their hands off and leave it up to some healthy competition to solve the problem.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of U.S. Likely Voters say that reducing costs is the more important health care reform, while 35% say that making sure that everyone has health insurance is more important. Five percent (5%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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     The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 18 and 21, 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.