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

    The Donald Trump show has been playing in at least three different cities this past week, while the rest of the nation watches with anticipation.

  • Obama’s Approval Holds Steady in Post-Election November

    When tracking President Obama’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results can be seen in the graphics below.

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    Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night. The monthly numbers in this article are based on approximately 10,000 interviews each month with likely voters. The margin of sampling error is less than +/- 1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 32% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 33% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1 (see trends).

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

  • Most Favor Death Penalty for Charleston Church Shooter

    Jury selection is underway in the federal trial of Dylann Roof who stands accused of the shooting deaths of a pastor and eight parishioners in a black Charleston, South Carolina church last year. Most Americans believe Roof deserves the death penalty if found guilty.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults think the Charleston shooting suspect should be sentenced to death if convicted. Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree, but another 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 28-29, 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 Expect Major Action in Trump’s First 100 Days

    Most voters expect big things from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress right from the start but aren’t quite as optimistic as when Barack Obama and Democrats took full charge in 2009.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think major legislation to improve the country is likely to be passed during Trump’s first 100 days in office, with 25% who say it is Very Likely. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say such legislation is unlikely, including 15% 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 November 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.

  • Did ‘Fake News’ Sway The Election?

    Still struggling to explain Donald Trump's surprise victory, Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters first blamed FBI Director James Comey. In recent days, some have turned to what they are calling "fake news" on social media sites, insisting that the deliberate spread of false information may have been a deciding factor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 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.

  • Americans Rate Race Relations Even Worse in Government

    Confidence in U.S. race relations hit an all-time low earlier this year,  but Americans think they’re even worse in politics and government. However, most don’t think Americans are inherently racist.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults think race relations in government and politics are worse than in society as a whole. Just 12% think they’re better, while 30% think they’re about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 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 Say Recount Unlikely to Take Away Trump’s Win

    Most Democrats welcome a presidential vote recount in three key states; most Republicans and unaffiliated voters do not. But the majority of voters in all three groups think a recount is unlikely to reverse Donald Trump’s victory. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 28-29, 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.

  • Are Trump's Businesses Bad for the Presidency?

    President-elect Donald Trump has assured the American public that his wide array of business dealings around the world won’t impact his decisions as chief executive, but most voters have concerns about whether that will truly be the case. Democrats are far more concerned than other voters are, however.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat concerned that Trump’s business interests will influence his decisions during his presidency, including 44% who are Very Concerned. Thirty-eight percent (38%) don’t share this concern, with 16% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 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.

  • Should Presidents Include Political Opponents In Their Cabinets?

    President-elect Donald Trump has been busy meeting with potential members of his Cabinet, including some who were vocal opponents of his campaign. Voters overwhelmingly believe that a president’s Cabinet is important to his administration’s success, but are less sure about the benefits of bringing in political opponents.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that an overwhelming 96% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a president’s Cabinet choices are at least somewhat important to the success of his or her administration, including 78% who say they are Very Important. Just two percent (2%) consider these choices unimportant to the administration’s success. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 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.