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  • Voters Measure Illegal Immigration in Major Crime, More Tax Dollars

    Voters tend to view illegal immigrants as the source of more major crime and a big drain on taxpayers’ wallets.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigration increases the level of serious crime in America. Nearly as many (41%) say it has no impact. Just seven percent (7%) feel illegal immigrants actually decrease the amount of serious crime. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 26-27, 2017 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 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.  (see trends).

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

  • Voters Like Ryan Less Now

    The early clashes on Capitol Hill have hurt House Speaker Paul Ryan's popularity and made the Democrats' most visible congressional leader, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, more liked and more disliked. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 26-27, 2017 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.

  • 42% Think U.S. Winning War on Terror

    Confidence that the United States has the edge in the war on terror remains higher than it has been in several years, while concern about the dangers of domestic Islamic terrorism is down.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror. That’s down slightly from 45% in January just days before President Trump took office but is still a higher level of confidence than voters have felt since January 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 26-27, 2017 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.

  • 38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-eight percent (38%) 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 March 23.   

    That’s down two points from the previous week  and is the lowest weekly finding since President Trump took office on January 20. This is the first time since his inauguration that that number has fallen below 40%. It ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 19-23, 2017. 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

    Business executive Donald Trump is used to making decisions. President Trump is learning politics is a more collaborative process.

  • 35% Want to Live in a Sanctuary Community

    The rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland suburban high school by two older students who were in this country illegally has moved the sanctuary city debate back on the front burner. Most voters don’t want to live in a community that shields illegal immigrants from the government, and many question the safety of such communities.

    Elected officials in many communities have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants, refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, and 35% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the community they live in declaring itself a sanctuary community. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% oppose their community declaring itself a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Fourteen percent (14%) 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 March 22-23, 2017 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 Don't Think Feds Do Enough to Fight Global Warming

    President Trump is expected to dismantle President Obama’s climate change policies, but most voters already think the government isn't doing enough about the problem.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters feel the federal government is now taking the right level of action to fight global warming. Fifty-three percent (53%) think the government is not doing enough, while 21% say it's doing too much. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 20-21, 2017 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 See Gorsuch Opposition As Politics, Not Issue-Based

    Voters remain confident that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be approved for the Supreme Court and think he deserves it more than President Obama’s nominees did at this stage of the process.  Opposition to Gorsuch is seen as driven more by politics than concerns about his judicial thinking.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe opposition to President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee is due mostly to partisan politics. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree and say that opposition is based more on honest differences of opinion. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 20-21, 2017 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 Blame Size of Deficit on Politicians’ Unwillingness to Cut

    Voters want budget cuts, but most also recognize that politicians will be hard to sell on the idea.

    Seventy percent (70%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending is more to blame for the size of the federal deficit than taxpayer’s unwillingness to pay more in taxes. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 21% see taxpayers’ unwillingness to pay more as the chief problem. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 16 and 19, 2017 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.