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

    Is the border children “crisis” dinging President Trump’s job approval numbers? With the left and its media allies in full cry, his job approval fell to 46% for the last two days of the week, his lowest numbers since March.

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  • 33% Support Creating a National ‘Space Force’

    A proposal has been made to create a national “Space Force” that would be the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. While just one-in-three voters support this proposal, half see space as key to national security.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the creation of a national Space Force, while 40% are opposed. A sizable 27% 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 19-20, 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 Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (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 .

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  • 47% Give Trump Positive Marks on Foreign Policy

    With the economy soaring, President Trump’s ratings on economic issues are on the rise. Voters are pretty happy with his foreign policy, too, following his generally well-received summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of U.S. Likely Voters now rate the way Trump is handling economic issues as good or excellent. That’s up from 39% a year ago and 45% at the beginning of 2018. This is higher praise on the economy than President Obama received during most of his presidency. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 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 Blame Parents, Not Feds, For Border Children Crisis

    Most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government.

    When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% believe the federal government is more to blame for enforcing the law. Eleven percent (11%) 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 19-20, 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.

  • Those Closely Following Trump Choose TV News

    In this day and age, people can get their news from a variety of different mediums. For voters closely following news related to President Trump, the television is a must-watch source.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters who are following news reports about Trump’s actions and policies Very Closely get most of their daily news from TV programs. In a distant second is the internet, at 25%, followed by the radio at 11%. Only seven percent (7%) who follow news about the president Very Closely turn to newspapers for information, while three percent (3%) look to social media. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 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.

  • Democrats Maintain Their Lead on Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats maintain a slight lead on this week’s Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% 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 nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on June 10-14, 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.

  • Voters Say Senior Fed Cops Likely Broke Law to Stop Trump

    Just over half of voters continue to believe some of the nation’s top cops may have acted illegally to keep President Trump from being elected. Those most familiar with a just-released Justice Department internal report detailing high-level political bias are even more convinced that there was wrongdoing.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely that senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the presidency, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 50% and 32% respectively when we first asked this question in February.

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) still say it’s unlikely that these top officials broke the law in an effort to stop Trump, including 24% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Ten percent (10%) 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 17-18, 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 June 14.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 10-14, 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.

  • 50% Say No to Living in a Sanctuary Community

    A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Trump administration cannot deny Philadelphia grant money because of its status as a sanctuary city that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Half of voters continue to oppose their community declaring itself a sanctuary community, with many who think such communities are less safe.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the community they live in declaring itself a sanctuary community, while 50% oppose it. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 7 & 10, 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.