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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday 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 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5.

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

  • Most Democrats Think Clinton, Sanders Will Come Together

    Things remain messy for the national Democratic party, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders refusing to exit the race for the presidential nomination amid clashes between his supporters and those of Hillary Clinton. But most Democrats think their party is likely to come together after its convention this summer and expect an important endorsement of Clinton from Sanders.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of Likely Democratic Voters think it’s likely their party will be unified after its national convention in July, with 41% who say it's Very Likely. Twenty percent (20%) say a unified Democratic party is unlikely, but that includes just four percent (4%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. (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 Voters was conducted on May 19 and 22, 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.

  • White House Watch: Clinton 40%, Trump 39%

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a near tie in Rasmussen Reports’ latest weekly White House Watch. (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 Voters was conducted on May 23-24, 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.

  • How Do Democrats Rate Bernie's Chances for the Nomination?

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders may be refusing to end his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but most Democrats say it’s a lost cause.

    (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 May 19 and 22, 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.

  • Does Hillary Clinton Have A Gender Gap Problem?

    A lot of men don’t like Hillary Clinton. Or at least that’s what our polling seems to suggest.

    While much has been written and said about Donald Trump’s gender gap with women, our new White House Watch survey last week found that Clinton trailed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by 22 points among male voters. By comparison, Clinton had an 11-point advantage among women.

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  • Voters Think Trump Would Be Better for Economy - Or Would He?

    The U.S. economy historically has had an average growth rate of 3.3% but has fallen short of that number in every year of Barack Obama’s presidency. Still, his fellow Democrats give the president positive marks for his economic performance and think Hillary Clinton would do more of the same. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is expected to make the economy better by all voters - except Democrats.

    Seventy-five percent (75%) of all Likely U.S. Voters rate the issue of the economy as Very Important to their vote in the upcoming presidential election, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey. Another 20% say it’s at least somewhat important to how they will vote. Just four percent (4%) describe the economy as not very or Not At All Important. (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 Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 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.

  • Who Should Pick the Next Supreme Court Justice - Obama, Clinton or Trump?

    Just over half of voters still think President Obama should be the one to pick the replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, although they don’t feel strongly about the president’s current nominee. But if the decision is pushed off, voters are closely divided over which presumptive presidential nominee would make the better choice. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 Voters was conducted on May 19 and 22, 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.

  • 27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    For the third week in a row, 27% 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 May 19.

    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 for over three months now.

    (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 May 15-19, 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.

  • Democrats Say Sanders, Party Equally to Blame for Violence

    Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the hunt for the Democratic presidential nomination to the very end, and voters in his party tend to think that’s okay. But Democrats are evenly divided over whether Sanders supporters or questionable party rules are to blame for recent campaign violence. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 19 and 22, 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 See More Anti-Trump, Pro-Hillary Bias in Media

    Voters think the media is even more prejudiced now against Donald Trump in favor of Hillary Clinton.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think most reporters are biased against Trump, the presumptive Republican party presidential nominee, up from 47% in December before the official start of the primary season. By contrast, only 18% believe most reporters are biased against Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, and that's down from 23% six months ago.

    Just 36% say most reporters are not biased against Trump, while 67% think most are not biased against Clinton. That compares to 31% and 59% respectively in the previous survey. Roughly 15% remain undecided on both questions. (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 Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 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.