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  • Five Years Later, Many Say Snowden is Neither Hero Nor Traitor

    It’s been five years since Edward Snowden exposed the federal government’s surveillance of millions of innocent Americans in the name of national security, and voters still think he falls somewhere in between the lines of hero and traitor, though they still want him tried for treason.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 14% of Likely U.S. Voters today think Snowden is a hero for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s phone and e-mail surveillance programs, while another 29% think he’s a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Nearly half of voters (48%) think he falls somewhere in between the two. This shows little change from 2016. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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.

  • Republicans More Likely to See a ‘Party of the People’ These Days

    Voters—and Republicans specifically—have more faith these days that someone in Washington represents them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people. That’s down from 46% a year ago and the previous low of 43% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in 2010. This finding reached a high of 53% four years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 12-13, 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 Wednesday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends).

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

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  • Democratic Lead Grows on Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but after two weeks of a tightening race, Democrats have expanded their lead.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on August 5-9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • Half Think Humans are Responsible for Global Warming

    California Governor Jerry Brown blamed the spreading California wildfires on climate change, something voters still consider a serious issue heading into the midterms. And they think humans are to blame.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters think global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem, down just four points from the 10-year high of 73% in March 2017. In 2015, the number of voters who considered global warming a serious problem was in the mid-60s.

    Today, just 30% of voters do not consider global warming a serious problem. The latest finding includes 44% who see it as a Very Serious problem and 12% who say global warming is Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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.

  • Most GOP Voters Say ‘No’ to Mueller Interview of Trump

    Democrats want President Trump to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team for an interview; Republicans don’t. But both sides agree that a Trump interview is unlikely to bring Mueller’s probe to a close.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of all Likely U.S. Voters think Trump should agree to be interviewed by Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and say the president should not consent to an interview. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 12-13, 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.

  • 43% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-three percent (43%) 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 August 9.

    This is down one point from the previous week, which was the highest level of confidence since early March 2017. This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, up one point from the week before.

    A year ago at this time, 36% said the United States was heading in the right direction, while 56% said it was on the wrong track.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 5-9, 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.

  • Most Say Government Doesn’t Have Consent of the Governed

    The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but few voters think the American government today has the consent of its governed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that one-in-four Likely U.S. Voters (24%) believe the federal government today actually has the consent of the governed, but most (53%) disagree. Still, another 23% 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 July 31-August 1, 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

    President Trump this week imposed new sanctions on Iran and Russia while Democrats remained focused on the possibility that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 election.  Voters meanwhile aren’t overly enthusiastic about the efficacy of sanctions.

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  • Are Lawyers Trusted?

    Following last month’s media frenzy that erstwhile Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had taped his conversations with the president and other clients, perhaps it’s no wonder so few voters trust lawyers.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of U.S. Likely Voters don’t trust lawyers. Just 29% say they do, and nearly as many (28%) aren’t sure whether lawyers are trustworthy or not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters  was conducted on July 29-30, 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.