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  • Voters Conflicted Over Family-First Immigration Policy

    Lost in the furor over whether President Trump used off-color language in a private discussion of legal immigration is the issue he was addressing: Why isn’t the United States admitting higher skilled, better-educated immigrants? Maybe it’s because voters themselves are conflicted.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters continues to favor the president’s plan for a merit-based system for legal immigration, favoring those with a higher level of skills. Thirty-six percent (36%) prefer to keep the existing family-based system, while 18% are undecided. This is little changed from when Trump first raised his proposal in April of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 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 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. (see trends)

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  • Support for Offshore Drilling Falls Sharply

    The Trump administration has announced that it will allow oil and gas drilling in most U.S. coastal waters, although Florida quickly obtained an exemption and other states are expected to follow. But voter support for offshore drilling has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 10 years of regular surveying.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think offshore oil drilling should be allowed, while nearly as many (40%) do not. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 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.

  • 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 11.

    (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 January 7-11, 2018. 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.

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

    Democrats seem to live outrage to outrage in the Trump era, but even they admit it hasn’t been a very effective political strategy.

  • Voters See Diminishing Nuclear Threat from North Korea

    With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un talking more diplomatically and North Korea sending athletes to the Winter Olympics in neighboring South Korea, fears of a nuclear attack from the rogue regime in Pyongyang are lessening here.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters still think it is likely that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon to attack the United States, although that includes only 13% who consider it Very Likely. That compares to 50% and 16% respectively in September.

    Fifty-three percent (53%) now feel that a nuclear attack by North Korea is unlikely, up from 41% four months ago, with 16% 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 January 10-11, 2018 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.

  • Can Democrats in Congress Stop Trump?

    Even Democrats aren't overly confident that their legislators in Congress will be able to stop President Trump's agenda.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of all Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that Democrats in Congress will be able to stop or significantly change legislation sought by the president, but that includes just 10% who say it’s Very Likely. Still, the overall finding is up from 37% a year ago, shortly after Trump’s inauguration. A plurality (49%) says it’s unlikely congressional Democrats will be able to stop Trump’s legislation, down from 57% early last year, with 10% 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 January 4 & 7, 2018 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 Want to Continue State Enforcement of Pot Laws

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced plans to roll back Obama-era protections that ease federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legalized. But most voters want to keep marijuana regulated at the state level, not a federal one.

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on January 8-9, 2018 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 Won't Read New Trump White House Book

    Voters are split on whether the new book about President Donald Trump, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” is an attack piece or truth. But most don't plan to read it anyway.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters believe “Fire and Fury” is an accurate portrayal of the Trump White House, while 40% disagree and think it’s a politically motivated attack on President Trump. Another 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 January 8-9, 2018 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 Have Little Faith in War on Drugs

    Voters strongly believe the war on drugs isn’t working, but they also don’t think we’re spending enough on it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States is winning the war on drugs, down just slightly from the recent high of 10% who felt that way in 2015. Seventy-five percent (75%) don’t think America is winning this war. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (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

    This survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on January 8-9, 2018 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.