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  • 37% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 15.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 11-15, 2019. 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.

  • Most Say Supreme Court Follows Constitution, But Some Still Say Changes Needed

    Several top Senate Democrats warned the U.S. Supreme Court last week to change its current judicial direction or else face restructuring. For the first time in over 10 years of surveying, most voters agree the high court is correctly guided by the U.S. Constitution but also don’t disagree that change is needed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with this statement – “The Supreme Court is not well. And people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured to reduce the influence of politics.’ ” Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree with the statement contained in a court brief filed by five Democratic U.S. senators. Twenty-three percent (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 August 14-15, 2019 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 Monday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 32% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to beth@rasmussenreports.com.

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

    In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports...

  • Most Who Own Guns Feel Safer

    While Americans argue over the availability of guns, most of those with a gun in their house continue to say it makes them feel safer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults say they or someone in their household has a gun, down from 44% in February of last year. Fifty-four percent (54%) say they do not, while eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 8 and 11, 2019 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.

  • Americans Say Murder More Likely Than Suicide in Epstein Case

    Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults believe Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail. Forty-two percent (42%) think Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. A sizable 29% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 12-13, 2019 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 Waver on Role of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

    The Trump administration’s negotiations with the Taliban may soon bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Fewer voters than ever see Afghanistan as important to America’s well-being, but most still stop short of supporting a complete troop withdrawal.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 31% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States, down from a high of 45% two years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) do not, while 32% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 4-5, 2019 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 Motives of Politicians Who Raise Gun Issues

    Democrats were quick to blame President Trump and Republicans in general – and fundraise off the tragedy - following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Perhaps this helps explain why most voters remain skeptical of how politicians respond to gun incidents.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most politicians raise gun-related issues just to get elected. Only 25% think they do so to address real problems. Still, this compares to 74% and 15% respectively a year ago, so there’s less skepticism after the latest killings. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 8 and 11, 2019 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 Worry About Illegal Immigration But Are Divided By The Wall

    Voters are even more worried about illegal immigration and question the federal government’s commitment to stopping it. But they also remain closely divided over the need for – and effectiveness of - a southern border wall.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of Likely U.S. Voters consider illegal immigration a serious problem in America, with 47% who say it’s Very Serious. This marks the highest level of concern in four years. Just 25% disagree and regard illegal immigration as not a serious issue, although only six percent (6%) think it’s Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 29-30, 2019 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.

  • Black Approval for Trump Returns to Normal Range

    Two weeks ago President Trump triggered a media firestorm when he criticized a longtime Democratic congressman’s job performance, saying his Baltimore district is “a rat and rodent infested mess” and “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”