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  • 41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-one percent (41%) 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 June 13.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 9-13, 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.

  • Voters Say Trump Better for Blacks Than Obama, But More Is Needed

    With unemployment for black Americans at an historic low, voters continue to believe President Trump has been better for young blacks than President Obama. But voters also still feel the government could do more and don’t think Trump’s rotten relationship with black members of Congress helps.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters think life for young black Americans has gotten better since Trump’s election. Slightly more (36%) say life is worse for young blacks now, while 22% rate it as about the same. These findings have changed very little from a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    By comparison, in July 2016, Obama’s final year in office, just 13% said life for young black Americans had gotten better since the election of the nation’s first black president.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 30 and June 2, 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.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

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    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 Oppose Legalizing Prostitution

    Several states, most notably Maine and Massachusetts, are flirting with decriminalizing prostitution, but most voters aren’t ready to go there yet.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose the legalization of prostitution in the state where they live. Twenty-seven percent (27%) favor legalization, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 9-10, 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.

  • Democrats See Themselves More Like Biden Than AOC

    GOP voters strongly choose President Trump over the top Republican in Congress, while Democrats identify with prospective presidential nominee Joe Biden more than with the young firebrand who increasingly seems to be setting the party’s agenda.

  • Voters Are Cooler to America First Than Trump Is

    Voters here are more confident these days in the global power of the U.S. president, but they say President Trump pushes America’s interests more than they think is necessary.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, while 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 June 5-6, 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.

  • White House Watch: De Blasio Is Easy Win for Trump

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a recently announced candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has some work to do if he’s going to be competitive with President Trump.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey finds Trump earning 46% support among Likely U.S. Voters in a hypothetical 2020 matchup with de Blasio. The New York City mayor picks up 38% of the vote, but a sizable 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 5,000 Likely Voters was conducted May 26-30 and June 2-6, 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.

  • Voters Agree Trump Tougher on Trade, But Most Dems Disapprove

    With President Trump in a showdown with China and threatening Mexico with tariffs if it doesn’t step up the fight against illegal immigration, voters agree the president is a lot more pro-American on trade than his predecessors, but they remain closely divided over whether that’s a good thing.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump is more aggressive than most recent presidents in pushing what’s good for America when it comes to trade. Just 11% think he is less aggressive, while seven percent (7%) rate his trade policies as about the same as those who have been in the White House before him in recent years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 30 and June 2, 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.

  • Trump’s Monthly Approval Falls in May

    When tracking President Trump’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 for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

    The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in May, down two points from 50% in April which was his highest monthly rating since February 2017, his first full month in office.  In January of this year, Trump’s monthly job approval had fallen to 44%, its lowest level in a year. But it jumped five points to 49% in February following his well-received State of the Union speech, recapturing the high ground he held for most of 2018. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapproved of the president’s job performance last month, up two points from April.

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    Daily tracking results are collected via telephone and online 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.