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

    Only 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think America’s best days are still to come. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the nation’s future.

    Surprisingly, that’s the highest level of “optimism” in two years. But 45% still think the country’s best days have already come and gone. Consider, too, that even in January 2004, just over two years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 48% still felt America’s best days were in the future, and only 35% believed they had already passed us by.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 39%, Democrats 38%

    Republicans have a one-point lead on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending April 23 finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate in their district's congressional race if the election were held today, while 38% would choose the Democrat instead. Twenty-two percent (22%) prefer a third-party candidate or are undecided.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 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 Still Pessimistic About Egypt’s Future

    An Egyptian court this week handed down the first guilty verdict and sentencing to ousted President Mohamed Morsi for his role in the arrest and torture of protesters in 2012. American opinions of Egypt’s relationship with the United States haven’t changed, but voters are slightly more confident about the future of Egypt’s democracy than they were just after the violence there reached its peak.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% of Likely U.S. Voters think Egypt is likely to become a free, democratic and peaceful nation over the next several years. That’s up slightly from 29% in December and in August of 2013, following widespread violence during the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood president. In February 2011 just after the overthrow of longtime President Hosni Mubarak, 54% showed this level of optimism for the North African country.

    Fifty-one percent (51%) now say it’s unlikely Egypt will become a free, democratic and peaceful nation anytime soon, down from 55% in the previous survey. These findings include six percent (6%) who say it’s Very Likely Egypt will reach this goal and nine percent (9%) who say that’s Not At All Likely. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 21-22, 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.

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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.

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  • 62% Say Government Has Too Much Power in America Today

    Nearly two-out-of-three Americans believe the government has too much power in this country and that too many of their fellow countrymen are dependent on the government for financial support.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of American Adults believe there is too much government power and too little individual freedom in the United States today. Just 10% think the opposite, that there is too much individual freedom and too little government power. Sixteen percent (16%) think the balance is about right, while 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 14-15, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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  • 50% Think Savings from Social Security Changes Will Just Go To New Spending

    Voters suspect that any savings earned from proposed changes in Social Security won't be used to benefit the federal retirement system but will just go to new spending on something else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 15-16, 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.

  • Most Complain of Unresolved Problems at the VA

    Most voters think there are still serious problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and that the federal government needs to do more for those who have served in the military.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 12% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most of the problems with the VA have been cleaned up. Sixty-five percent (65%) think those problems still remain. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 21-22, 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.

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  • Voters Vote No on Online Voting

    Americans rely on the Internet for more and more things in their daily lives, but most want to keep voting offline. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 19-20, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Still Unwilling To Save Environment With Their Wallets

    This Earth Day, Americans still see a need for big lifestyle changes to protect the environment, but very few think that's likely to happen, especially if it costs them more money.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of American Adults believe major lifestyle cutbacks are necessary in order to save the environment. That’s up from 47% a year ago and back to the level measured in April 2010.  Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and say major lifestyle cutbacks are not necessary. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 16 & 19, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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  • Voters Are Slightly More Confident in the Days Ahead

    Voters are a bit more optimistic about the future, but they still want less government in their lives.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters now think America’s best days are in the future, up five points from January and the highest level of optimism in more than two years. But 45% still think the country’s best days have already come and gone.  Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on April 13-14, 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.

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