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

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump enter their first debate Monday night with new terrorist attacks fresh in voters’ minds and another U.S. city burning.

  • 25% Favor Pardon for NSA Leaker Snowden

    Edward J. Snowden, the man who exposed the federal government’s surveillance of millions of innocent Americans in the name of national security, is the subject of a major new film and a growing effort to have him pardoned for revealing some of the nation’s top secrets. Voters still aren’t convinced Snowden is a traitor, but they’re not ready to pardon him yet either.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Snowden a hero for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s phone and e-mail surveillance programs. Thirty percent (30%) say he is a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Forty-eight percent (48%) believe Snowden is somewhere in between a heroic whistleblower and a traitor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 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 Friday 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 29% of 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 -12.

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  • Voters Say Debates More Important This Year

    The first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is set for Monday evening, and voters - particularly those within the two major parties - place more importance on the debates this election cycle than they have in past years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes  and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]

  • Voters Say Pipelines Can Be Built Without Hurting Environment

    Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, set to run oil from the Dakotas to Illinois, got the project temporarily shut down last week. Tribal nations and green groups argue that the pipeline will destroy cultural and environmental sites, but voters believe it’s entirely possible to build a pipeline like this without doing that kind of damage. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 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.

  • Republicans Couldn’t Care Less About Bush's Vote For Clinton

    Former President George H.W. Bush who along with the rest of his family boycotted July's Republican National Convention was outed on social media this week as planning to vote for Hillary Clinton. Bush has not confirmed his vote to the media, but his reported decision has little impact on voters, especially his fellow Republicans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of Likely Republican Voters say Bush's decision to vote for Clinton will have no impact on their voting decision. Thirteen percent (13%), in fact, say they are less likely to vote for Clinton now versus seven percent (7%) who are more likely to vote for her because of Bush's choice. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 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.

  • This Race Is Down to the Debates

    It’s hard to remember a time when the debates were so critical to the outcome of a presidential election.

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  • White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 39%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2%

    With the first presidential debate coming on Monday, Donald Trump has moved to a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton, his biggest advantage since mid-July.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch telephone and online survey finds Trump with 44% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 39%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earns eight percent (8%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein holds steady at two percent (2%). Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 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 Say No to Obamacare Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants

    California is seeking an Obamacare waiver from the federal government so that illegal immigrants can buy health insurance through the state’s health care exchange. But most voters don’t support a similar effort where they live. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 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.

  • Nevada Senate: Heck (R) 44%, Cortez Masto (D) 40%

    Republican Joe Heck has pulled slightly further ahead of Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto in the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Harry Reid in Nevada.

    A KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Heck with 44% support to Cortez Masto’s 40%. The two were nearly even in late July just after the Democratic National Convention. Heck held a 46% to 37% lead in our first look at the race earlier that month.  Now  six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, while 11% remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters in Nevada was conducted on September 16-18, 2016 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.