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  • Most Get Information About Candidates From the News

    This election season, most voters are turning to the news to get information about candidates, but some still turn to other sources.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters get most of their information about a political candidate from news reports. Thirteen percent (13%) get most of their information from debates, while seven percent (7%) each rely most on political advertising or family and friends. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 15-16, 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 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% 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).

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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 .

  • Do Voters See Value in Debates?

    While almost half of voters have watched at least one candidate debate this midterm election season, they’re split on whether those debates carry any value for them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters have watched candidate debates this campaign season, while 49% have not watched any. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 October 15-16, 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 Like Melania Trump a Bit More These Days

    Following her first major trip to Africa as First Lady, Melania Trump has earned some more fans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of First Lady Melania Trump, including 39% with a Very Favorable opinion of her. This is up from 53% who viewed her favorably at the end of 2017 and 45% just after the 2016 election.

    Thirty-three percent (33%) now view Mrs. Trump unfavorably, including 14% with a Very Unfavorable opinion of her. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 11 & 14, 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 Say Democrats Likely to Win House, Not Senate

    Most voters think Democrats are likely to take charge of the House of Representatives following next month’s elections but expect them to fall short of capturing the Senate, too.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Democrats are likely to win control of the House, with 23% who say it’s Very Likely. Thirty-seven percent (37%) consider a Democratic takeover unlikely, but that includes just 12% 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 October 15-16, 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.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot Tied Again This Week

    With less than three weeks to Election Day, Democrats and Republicans remain in a near tie on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.  

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 7-11, 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.

  • As Election Nears, Faith in Congress Is Up

    As voters get ready to head to the polls in the upcoming elections, voters are much more confident in Congress these days on the heels of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation than they have been in more than a year.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 24% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the way Congress is doing its job as good or excellent, including only seven percent (7%) who give members of Congress an excellent rating. Forty-six percent (46%) give Congress poor marks. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project.   Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 October 11 and 14, 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 Favor Drug Testing Lawmakers

    Pennsylvania is considering legislation that would require all state lawmakers be tested for illegal drugs, and voters think that’s a great idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters favor testing lawmakers in their state for illegal drugs. Twenty-six percent (26%) are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project.   Learn more about how you can contribute

    (Want a free daily email 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 October 11 & 14, 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

    For the second week in a row, 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, this time according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending October 11.

    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.

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from October 7-11, 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.

  • Voters Reject Clinton’s Call for Incivility

    Hillary Clinton last week urged Democrats not to be civil with Republicans over political issues, prompting rare disagreement from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Voters also disagree with Clinton but, unlike her, don’t expect things to improve even if Democrats return to power in Congress.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that a plurality (47%) disagrees with Clinton’s statement: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” Thirty-nine percent (39%) agree with the statement, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project.  Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 October 11 and 14, 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.