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  • How Likely Is Justice Department Probe of Clinton’s E-mail?

    Two federal inspectors general have asked the U.S. Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into how then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handled sensitive information on her private e-mail account. Most voters continue to have national security concerns about Clinton’s behavior but doubt that the federal government will do anything about it.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton’s use of a private, non-government provider for her e-mail while serving as secretary of State raises serious national security concerns. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2015 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 Tuesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 26% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14.

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  • How Do Voters Feel About A 10% Cut in Federal Workers?

    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush last week proposed cutting the number of federal employees by 10% as part of his budgetary assault on what he calls "Mount Washington." Are voters on board? (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 national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 22-23, 2015. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork 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 now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending July 23.

    This finding is down three points from 32% the week before. Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare and gay marriage, the number of voters who said the country is heading in the right direction climbed into the 30s and stayed there for three weeks.

    (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 July 19-23, 2015. 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 Say Media Obsessed With Political Controversy

    Why let the issues get in the way of a good story? That’s still the way most voters see the media’s coverage of presidential politics. (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 national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 2015 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.

  • Obamacare Still Struggles In Court of Public Opinion

    Despite its recent victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, the president’s health care law is still disliked by most voters who expect it to worsen the quality of care and make it more expensive.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of the law, with 20% who view it Very Favorably. Fifty-three percent (53%) view Obamacare unfavorably, including 37% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. These findings are consistent with surveying for several years. (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 U.S. Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 2015 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 America declaring war on its past?

  • Voters Aren’t Buying Obama’s Story About IRS Scandal

    President Obama told comedian Jon Stewart earlier this week that the Internal Revenue Service didn’t target Tea Party and other conservative groups on his watch and that a lack of funding by Congress was to blame for any problems at the tax-collecting agency. But voters still think something criminal was going on and are even more suspicious of what the president knew about it.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters continue to believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted the groups, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 24% say the IRS didn’t break the law when it went after Tea Party and other conservative groups, while just as many (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 2015 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 Do Voters Think of the Supreme Court Now?

    Praise and criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court are inching down again after last month's major rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, and voters are more likely now to think the court’s ideology skews liberal. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2015 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.

  • Is the U.S. Justice System Fair to Most of Us?

    Voters are less likely than ever to think the U.S. system of justice is fair to the majority of Americans. But race remains a big factor in how voters respond. (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 U.S. Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.