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  • 24% Opt Out of a Clinton-Trump Race

    Nearly one-in-four voters say they will stay home or vote third party if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the major party presidential candidates. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 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 Thursday 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 28% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10.

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  • Voters Want More Military Spending, But Are They Willing to Pay For It?

    Voters tend to believe President Obama has weakened the U.S. military, but that doesn't mean they're willing to pay more in taxes to turn the situation around.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 34% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the U.S. military is in about the same condition it was when Obama became president. Fifteen percent (15%) think it has become stronger, but a plurality (49%) says the military has become weaker during Obama's presidency. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 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.

  • Voters Still Question Fairness of International Courts

    While a majority of voters still supports the use of international courts for certain major crimes, they put far more trust in U.S. courts to reach impartial verdicts. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 21 and 24, 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.

  • OK, Republicans – Trump or Clinton?

    It’s moment of truth time for the #Never Trump crowd: Do you want four years of Hillary Clinton in the White House or a Republican president you strongly disagree with?

    The Bernie Sanders revolution is over. More than 90% of Democrats already see Clinton as their likely nominee, and her big wins in yesterday’s primaries are sure to push that number to near absolute certainty.

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  • Most Support Americans Suing Countries With Ties to Terrorism

    A bipartisan bill now before Congress would allow families victimized by the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government if it can be shown to have ties to the killers, but opponents including the Obama White House worry that the legislation will have negative foreign policy repercussions for the United States. Most Americans support the families right to sue. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 21 and 24, 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.

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

    Twenty-six percent (26%) 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 April 22.

    This finding is up two points from the previous week which marked the lowest finding this year and tied the low for all of 2015, last reached in December. For five out of the first seven weeks this year, 30% or more said the country is heading the right way, a finding that was in the mid-20s nearly every week for the second half of last year.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports -from April 17-22, 2016. 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.

  • Americans Want Government To Tell All About 9/11

    Americans doubt they’ve been told all the facts about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and strongly believe the government should come clean. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 21 and 24, 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.

  • Afghanistan Is A More Urgent Matter For Voters

    With increasing concern about the threat of terrorism here and abroad, voters are placing more importance on the war in Afghanistan, now in its 14th year, although less than half favor keeping U.S. troops there another year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States. That’s up from 39% in late 2014 and is the highest finding in surveys since September 2012. Thirty-three percent (33%) don’t consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest, but nearly one-out-of-four voters (23%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 19-20, 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.

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

    Next Tuesday is likely to tell the tale after this week’s New York primaries put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump back on track.