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

    Following a brief respite over the Thanksgiving holiday, president-elect Donald Trump got back to work this week making moves that mostly pleased his supporters and infuriated his critics.

  • Republicans Like Trump’s Cabinet Picks, Democrats Don't

    Democrats dislike President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks to date, but Republicans are pretty happy with them. One of his more high-profile picks, former Republican primary rival Ben Carson, is much more familiar to voters now than he was in the early days of the presidential campaign.

    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 December 6-7, 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 56% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-three percent (43%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 36% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 32% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4 (see trends).

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

  • Sorry, Joe, Most Democrats Want A New Face in 2020

    Vice President Joe Biden flirted this week with the possibility of running for president in 2020.  But while his fellow Democrats like Biden a lot, they strongly feel their party needs to run a newcomer for the White House next time around.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 72% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Democrats should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2020. Just 14% disagree and say instead that the party should promote a candidate who has run in the past. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (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 December 6-7, 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.

  • Should Trump Scrap The Iran Deal?

    President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised during his campaign that he would dismantle the “disastrous” nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated with Iran last year. Voters doubt Iran will hold up its end of the bargain but are closely divided as to whether the new president should keep the deal or renegotiate it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters still think Iran is unlikely to slow or stop its development of nuclear weapons as a result of the agreement that ends some economic sanctions on that country, including 29% who say it's Not At All Likely. Thirty-three percent (33%) believe Iran is likely to honor the deal, but that includes only 11% who consider it Very Likely. (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 December 6-7, 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.

  • Politics Colors Views of New First Lady

    Partisan politics even invade attitudes about the president's wife as our first survey about incoming first lady Melania Trump shows. (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 December 4-5, 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.

  • Will Trump, GOP Congress Do What’s Best for America?

    Republicans will soon control both Congress and the White House, and GOP voters strongly believe the country will be better off. Most Democrats and unaffiliated voters don’t share that confidence.

    (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 December 4-5, 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.

  • Republican Voters Show Paul Ryan More Love

    It’s been an interesting year for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has gone from publicly denouncing his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump to enthusiastically embracing the new president-elect. But the GOP speaker is now much more popular with his fellow Republicans and is better liked by all voters than any other congressional leader of either major party. (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 December 4-5, 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.

  • Most GOP Voters Want a Border Wall in Trump’s First Year

    Republican support for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border right away remains strong, but other voters are growing even less enthusiastic. With it or without it, voters are closely divided over whether President-elect Trump and the GOP Congress can stop illegal immigration into this country.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration during his first year in office. Fifty-three percent (53%) disagree, while 10% are undecided. (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 December 4-5, 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.

  • 31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-one percent (31%) 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 December 1. 

    That’s up one point from last week. After being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of this year, the finding has now been at 30% or higher every week since mid-October. It hit a high for the year of 33% the week after the election.

    (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 national telephone survey of 1,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from November 27-December 1, 2016. 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