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  • 41% Think Navy Experiencing More Mishaps At Sea

    The commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet was relieved of his duties yesterday following four separate accidents involving Navy ships in the Pacific this year. But voters aren’t certain if the Navy has actually been experiencing more mishaps than usual or if the media is just drawing more attention to them now. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • Voters See Win in Afghanistan As Unlikely

    The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years, but even following President Trump’s announcement of a troop surge there, voters remain skeptical that victory is on the horizon.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan. Slightly more (40%) say a U.S. victory is not possible, but a sizable 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 2017 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 Wednesday shows that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 24% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23. (see trends).

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  • 47% Say Media Is A Roadblock For Trump

    Nearly half of voters feel that the media is actively trying to block President Donald Trump from passing his agenda -- a stark contrast to how voters felt in the Obama 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 Voters was conducted on August 17 & 20, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • 30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty percent (30%) 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 August 17.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 13-17, 2017. 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 Strongly Defend Washington, Jefferson, Lessons of the Past

    Despite calls by some politicians and the media for erasing those connected to slavery from U.S. history, it looks like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are going to be with us awhile longer. Voters strongly believe it’s better to learn from the past than erase it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 88% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose removing the names of Washington and Jefferson from public places and taking down statues in their honor. Just seven percent (7%) favor the removal of their names from the public square because Washington and Jefferson like several of the other early presidents were slave owners. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17 and 20, 2017 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 Side With Trump In Defense of Historic Monuments

    Voters tend to agree with President Trump’s defense of historical statues, and few think getting rid of Confederate monuments will lessen racial tensions in America. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17 and 20, 2017 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

    Multiple attacks by terrorists in Spain capped a tumultuous week in which President Trump faced sustained attacks from the media and even his own party. But Republican voters are getting pretty unhappy with their leaders in Congress.

  • Republicans Tuning into the News Less Than Democrats, Unaffiliateds

    Nearly half of Americans are following the news more closely these days, but supporters of President Trump and those in his party are starting to tune out more. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 15-16, 2017 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.

  • A Third of Republicans Want McConnell, Ryan Out

    Late last week, President Trump criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the Senate’s failure to pass a health care repeal bill before the August recess, raising the question of whether the Kentucky Senator should step down from his position. Even one third of his fellow Republicans think that’s a good idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely Republican Voters think it would be good for the United States if McConnell stepped down as Senate majority leader, while 17% believe it would be bad for the country. Another 35% of GOP voters feel if McConnell stepped down as the top Republican in the Senate, it would have no impact. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 15-16, 2017 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.