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  • Voters Favor More Deportation, Not Less

    A tie vote in the U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court ruling that halted President Obama’s plan to exempt millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Most voters continue to oppose that plan as they have from the start and believe instead that the U.S. government needs to more aggressively deport those who are here illegally.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 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 Wednesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.

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  • Bernie's Decision to Vote for Hillary Doesn't Impress Many Democrats

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently announced that he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump but stopped short of endorsing his former Democratic primary rival. A sizable number of Democrats say they’d vote for Sanders for president if they still had that option, but most voters, regardless of political party, say his announcement will have little impact on how they vote this fall. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 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 Here Aren’t Worried About ‘Brexit’

    Despite the media panic and market swings that have resulted, Americans still aren’t sweating Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and are not particularly worried that the “Brexit” will hurt them in the pocketbook.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 26% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Great Britain’s decision to quit the EU will hurt their personal finances. But 46% say the “Brexit” will have no impact on them personally, while nine percent (9%) think it will help their personal finances. One-in-five (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 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.

  • Voters Favor GOP Plan To Sell Health Insurance Across State Lines

    Among the many changes in the House Republicans’ proposed health care alternative to Obamacare are reforms for medical liability and malpractice as well as letting consumers buy health insurance across state lines. Voters aren’t sold on government caps on malpractice payouts but remain enthusiastic about removing state barriers to purchasing health insurance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 22-23, 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.

  • 29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) 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 June 23.

    That’s up three points from last week’s survey following the terrorist massacre at an Orlando nightclub. Thirty percent (30%) or more said the country is heading the right way for five out of the first seven weeks this year after tracking in the mid-20s nearly every week during the second half of last year.  But the weekly finding has now been back in the 20s since mid-February.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 19-23, 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.

  • Voters Still Value Cost Reduction Over Universal Health Care Coverage

    House Republicans last week unveiled a long awaited proposal for an alternative health care law to replace Obamacare that would, among other things, eliminate the health insurance requirement and aim to reduce health care costs. Most voters still say lowering costs is more important than universal coverage. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 22-23, 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 Voters Don't See Love As Answer to Terrorism

    Voters like Attorney General Loretta Lynch a lot more than her predecessor Eric Holder but don’t agree with her that love is the best response to terror incidents like the one in Orlando.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of Lynch, including 27% with a Very Favorable one. Just 27% view the attorney general unfavorably, with 16% who have a Very Unfavorable view of her.  But one-in-five (20%) don’t know enough about the nation’s top law enforcement officer to express any opinion of her. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 22-23, 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.

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

    Is the “Brexit” vote a sign of things to come? Our polling certainly suggests that most Republicans at least also have had their fill of rule by out-of-touch elites.

  • Voters Question Government’s Focus on Domestic Islamic Terrorism

    Following the shooting massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub by a man pledging allegiance to the radical Islamic State group (ISIS), fewer voters than ever think the government gives the right amount of attention to the threat of Islamic terrorism here at home.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government’s focus on domestic Islamic terrorism is about right. That’s down 11 points from March, just after the bombings of the airport and a metro station in Brussels, and the lowest level measured in surveys for over five years.

    Fifty-two percent ( 52%) say the government does not focus enough on this threat, up two points from the previous survey. But 25% think it focuses on the threat too much, up from 14% in March. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 22-23, 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.