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  • 55% Agree Trump’s Travel Ban Targets Terrorists, Not Muslims

    Voters still tend to support President Trump’s temporary ban on newcomers from certain countries, and more voters than ever now agree that it’s intended to stop likely terrorists.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 24-25, 2018 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 Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (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 .

  • New RINOs Could Spell Trouble for the GOP

    Are a lot more GOP voters Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) these days?

    RINOs has long been a name of contempt on the American political right for those who run for office as conservative Republicans and then “grow and mature” in Washington, D.C. by moving to the left. They play to the voters at home in flyover land and then play a different song to The Washington Post when they’re inside the Beltway.

  • 51% Say It’s Important For Congress To Protect Mueller

    Voters are closely divided over whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller will wrap up his probe of the 2016 election any time soon, but just over half think Congress may need to save his job from President Trump.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters think Mueller is likely to wrap us his investigation within the next six months. Just as many (46%), however, consider that unlikely. This includes 15% who say it’s Very Likely the special counsel will be done in six months’ time and 14% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 22-23, 2018 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 Trust Political Polls Even Less Than The News

    Most voters don't believe political polls, although Democrats express more confidence in them than others do.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters do not trust political polls. Just 26% do, while 17% are not sure. These findings show little change from a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 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.

  • 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    For the third week in a row, 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending April 19.

    This finding ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, and rose to the mid-to upper 40s for the first month of the Trump presidency.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 15-19, 2018. 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.

  • Voter Distrust of Political News Hits New High

    Voter distrust in the political news they see every day is continuing to grow.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters now say they do not trust the political news they are getting, up from last June’s previous high of 46%.  Only 36% did not trust political news in January of 2017, but that number was in the 40s from 2014 through 2016.

    Just 32% do trust the political news they are getting, down slightly from surveys since 2016.  Another 15% 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 April 18-19, 2018 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.

  • A Fresh Face For Cuba, But Voters Don't See Much Change Ahead

    For the first time in nearly 60 years, someone without the last name Castro will rule Cuba. But will things change? Nearly half of U.S. voters don’t think so, but they still feel the United States should improve its relations with the Communist nation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think, over the next few years, it’s at least Somewhat Likely Cuba will become a free, democratic and peaceful nation, including 10% who think it’s Very Likely. Forty-nine percent (49%) don’t think that scenario is likely, with 11% who view it as Not at all Likely. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 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

    First, it was porn star Stormy Daniels. Now it’s former FBI Director James Comey who’s firing away publicly at President Trump. But Daniels and Comey aren’t faring too well from a public opinion standpoint, while the president’s job approval ratings remain at or near the 50% mark.

  • Most Likely to Skip Comey’s Book, Question Its Accuracy

    Fired FBI Director James Comey’s new book and related media interviews don’t seem to be winning any converts. Most voters say they’re unlikely to read the book, perhaps in part because they’re closely divided over whether Comey’s telling the truth or just taking a political shot at President Trump.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” to be an accurate portrayal of his dealings with Trump. Slightly more (42%) view it as a politically motivated attack on the president. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2018 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.