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  • 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 April 20.

    The finding is down two points from 31% the previous week. The number who say the country is heading in the right direction has been in the narrow range of 28% to 30% for 16 out of the 18 weeks since mid-December.

    (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 national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on April 14-20, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • New High: 61% Favor Building the Keystone XL Pipeline

    Support for building the Keystone XL pipeline is now at its highest level ever.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters now at least somewhat favor building the major oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, while just 27% are opposed. This includes 37% who Strongly Favor the project and 10% who Strongly Oppose it. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 21-22, 2014 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 Wednesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 25% 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 -15.

    Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

  • 35% Think U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

    Belief that America is winning the War on Terror and is safer than before the 9/11 terrorist attacks have fallen to their lowest levels in three years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. But that’s down from 39% in January  and is the most pessimistic assessment since April 2011.  Fifty percent (50%) felt America and its allies were winning a year ago. 

    Twenty-seven percent (27%) say the terrorists are winning the War on Terror, down from a recent high of 30% in January. Just as many (28%) say neither side is winning. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 17-18, 2014 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.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 40%

    Republicans have edged ahead of Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, April 20.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 40% would choose the Democrat instead.

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    The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 14-20, 2014. 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.

  • Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 47%, Davis (D) 40%

    Republican Governor Sam Brownback leads his likely Democratic challenger by single digits in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at his bid for reelection in Kansas.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Kansas Voters shows Brownback picking up 47% of the vote to State Representative Paul Davis’ 40%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Kansas was conducted on April 16-17, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 58% Oppose U.S. Involvement in Ukraine

    Voters remain unenthusiastic about the Obama administration’s handling of the political situation in Ukraine, and most still resist further U.S. involvement there.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should get more directly involved in the situation in the Ukraine if the political violence continues there. Fifty-eight percent (58%) say the United States should leave the Ukrainian situation alone. Sixteen percent (16%) 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 16-17, 2014 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.

  • 45% View Health Care Law Favorably

    Favorable views of the new national health care law are at their highest level since October, but voters remain adamant about being able to choose their own level of health insurance based on what it covers and how much it costs.

    Forty-five percent (45%) of Likely U.S. Voters now view the health care law at least somewhat favorably, while 51% continue to hold an unfavorable opinion of it, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. This includes 21% with a Very Favorable view and 38% with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 19-20, 2014 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

    Americans have long prided themselves on their exceptionalism, but these days they have a deeply cynical view of many of the nation’s foundational institutions.

  • Kansas Senate: Roberts (R) 54%, Sebelius (D) 37%

    Incumbent Republican Pat Roberts runs well ahead of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and one other potential Democratic challenger in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kansas.

    A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Kansas Voters shows Roberts with a 17-point lead over Sebelius - 54% to 37%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.(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 750 Likely Voters in Kansas was conducted on April 16-17, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.