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  • Voters Say Obama Needs Congress' OK for Iran Deal

    The Obama administration has reportedly secured enough votes in Congress to override a congressional challenge of its deal over Iran’s nuclear program. But most voters still think Congress needs to approve the deal, and many want their congressional representatives to reject it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe any agreement the administration makes with Iran regarding the Iranian nuclear program requires the approval of Congress. That's nearly unchanged from July just after the deal was announced. Only 20% do not think the deal requires congressional approval, but another 14% 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 25-26, 2015 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 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 26% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.

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  • Obama’s Full-Month Approval Falls to 2015 Low

    When tracking President Obama’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results can be seen in the graphics below.

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    Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night. The monthly numbers in this article are based on approximately 10,000 interviews each month with likely voters. The margin of sampling error is less than +/- 1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

  • Do Democrats Still Expect Obama To Endorse Hillary?

    Voters still think President Obama and Hillary Clinton agree on most things, but they’re not as confident as they were a year ago that the president’s going to endorse Clinton to be the next Democratic presidential nominee.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton and Obama hold similar views on most major policy issues. That’s up from 52% a year ago when we first asked this question. Nineteen percent (19%) say they don’t agree on most issues, while 23% are not sure.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 27 and 30, 2015 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.

  • 80% Rate Illegal Immigration A Serious Problem

    Voters remain seriously worried about illegal immigration and still think stricter border control is the best way to stop it. But slightly fewer voters believe providing a pathway to citizenship will encourage more illegal immigrants to come. (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 August 27 and 30, 2015 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 now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending August 27.

    This finding is down a point from 27% the week before and has been trending down for the past several weeks.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 23-27, 2015. 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.

  • Are Mental Issues or Guns to Blame for Virginia Journalist Murders?

    As with other highly-publicized shooting incidents in recent years, most voters see last week’s murder of two on-air journalists as a mental health issue rather than a need for more gun control. But most also see social media as a contributing factor.

    (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 August 27 and 30, 2015 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

    The election is still well over a year away, but presidential politics are already in full play.

  • Trump Change: ‘The Donald’ Edges Higher

    This week, Donald Trump made headlines with a political rally in a football stadium and his televised confrontation with Univision activist/commentator Jorge Ramos. Rasmussen Reports’ latest Trump Change survey shows belief that Trump will be the next Republican presidential nominee inching up among both GOP voters and voters in general.

    A new national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely Republican Voters now believe Trump is likely to be their party’s nominee for president in 2016, up barely from 57% a week ago.  But the latest finding includes 29% who say a Trump nomination is Very Likely, a view shared last week by just 25%. (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 U.S. Voters was conducted on August 25-26, 2015 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 America Too PC?

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during the first pre-primary debate reiterated a point he’s made throughout his campaign that “the big problem this country has is being politically correct." Most Americans strongly agree with that sentiment.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults think political correctness is a problem in America today, while only 18% disagree. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 25-26, 2015 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.