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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

    Just 21% of U.S. voters think the country is headed in the right direction, the lowest finding in nearly three years of surveying. No wonder, with cops being shot, racial tension growing, terrorist incidents increasing here and abroad, the economy bumbling along and the two major political parties nominating presidential candidates whom a lot of Americans suspect don’t have the answers.

  • Voters Worry About Putdown of Coup in Turkey

    Voters here tend to think the failure of the military coup in Turkey is harmful to the United States, but as with many issues overseas, it isn’t an issue of overwhelming concern.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2016 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 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove (see trends). 

    The latest figures include 31% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9 

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  • How Do Voters Rate Clinton’s Credentials?

    Republican nominee Donald Trump trashed his likely Democratic rival's tenure as secretary of State in his convention acceptance speech last night, but as far as voters are concerned, it's Hillary Clinton's biggest professional achievement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 18-19, 2016 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.

  • Trump Defies GOP Convention

    Call it the unconventional convention.

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  • Voters Expect Reporters To Help Clinton Over Trump

    As in previous presidential election cycles, voters expect reporters covering political campaigns to help their favorite candidates and think it's far more likely they will help the Democrat than the Republican.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters think that when covering a political campaign, most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage. Most (69%) say reporters try to help the candidate they want to win. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 18-19, 2016 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.

  • White House Watch: Trump 43%, Clinton 42%

    Hillary Clinton has rebounded into a virtual tie with Donald Trump in Rasmussen Reports’ latest White House Watch survey. (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 July 18-19, 2016 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.

  • Is Trump's Business Record A Good Fit for the White House?

    Republicans and unaffiliated voters tend to see Donald Trump's lifetime of business experience as good training for the White House. Most Democrats do not. GOP voters aren't nearly as worried as the others that Trump's business interests may be a potential conflict of interest problem down the road. (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 July 18-19, 2016  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 GOPers Don’t Favor Suspending ‘Open Carry’ at Convention

    Republicans favor laws that allow Americans to wear guns in public but are more closely divided over whether Ohio should temporarily suspend its “open carry” law to prevent any incidents at the GOP national convention in Cleveland.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults who identify as Republicans favor “open carry” laws. Just 29% are opposed, while 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2016  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.

  • 60% Say Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Since Obama’s Election

    As the nation reels from angry protests and deadly violence against police officers, voters are more pessimistic than ever about the state of race relations in this country since the election of its first black president.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters think race relations are worse since President Obama’s election nearly eight years ago. That’s an 18-point jump from 42% in late 2014 and up from 43% when we first asked the question in August 2013. Just nine percent (9%) believe race relations are better now, little changed from the previous survey, while 28% say they have stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2016 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.