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  • 43% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-three percent (43%) 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 9.

    This is down one point from the previous week, which was the highest level of confidence since early March 2017. This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, up one point from the week before.

    A year ago at this time, 36% said the United States was heading in the right direction, while 56% said it was on the wrong track.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from August 5-9, 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.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (see trends).

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

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    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

  • Most Say Government Doesn’t Have Consent of the Governed

    The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but few voters think the American government today has the consent of its governed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that one-in-four Likely U.S. Voters (24%) believe the federal government today actually has the consent of the governed, but most (53%) disagree. Still, another 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 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.

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

    President Trump this week imposed new sanctions on Iran and Russia while Democrats remained focused on the possibility that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 election.  Voters meanwhile aren’t overly enthusiastic about the efficacy of sanctions.

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  • Are Lawyers Trusted?

    Following last month’s media frenzy that erstwhile Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had taped his conversations with the president and other clients, perhaps it’s no wonder so few voters trust lawyers.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of U.S. Likely Voters don’t trust lawyers. Just 29% say they do, and nearly as many (28%) aren’t sure whether lawyers are trustworthy or not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters  was conducted on July 29-30, 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.

  • Half Think New Iran Sanctions Will Be Effective in Renegotiating Nuclear Deal

    The Trump administration announced this week that it will re-impose trade sanctions on Iran that had been previously suspended under the 2015 nuclear agreement, and voters are cautiously optimistic that they will be effective in getting Iran to renegotiate the agreement.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters think these new sanctions will be at least somewhat effective in getting Iran to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear agreement made under President Obama. Another 40%, though, do not think the sanctions will be effective. This includes 22% who think they will be Very Effective in spurring renegotiations and 19% who think they won’t be At All Effective. Another 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 6-7, 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.

  • Optimism Dims for North Korea Denuclearization

    At a recent Senate committee meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that North Korea is still producing materials for nuclear bombs, raising questions about whether the Asian nation is truly working to denuclearize following the May summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Voters are now less convinced that North Korea will slow or stop the development of nuclear weapons and more think Trump should be more aggressive with the nation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds 43% of U.S. Likely Voters say it’s at least somewhat likely that Trump’s agreement with Kim will slow or stop North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, including just 15% who say it’s Very Likely. In May, just prior to their meeting, 51% of voters believed North Korea would slow or stop development of nuclear weapons. Nearly as many (49%) felt the same in mid-June following the meeting. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 2 and 5, 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.

  • Democratic Lead Shrinks in Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but for the second week in a row, that lead has tightened.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on July 29-August 2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • 39% Say Mueller Investigation Should End

    President Trump has been tweeting about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election lately, including imploring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end what he called a “Rigged Witch Hunt.” Though most voters don’t believe the investigation is a witch hunt, 39% agree with the president that it’s time for it to end.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the president that Mueller should close his investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 president election. Fifty percent (50%) disagree, but another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 2 & 5, 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 More Likely to Credit Trump for Economy Over Obama

    With the unemployment rate still among 18-year lows and the Dow Jones Industrial Average still among all-time highs, voters are slowly giving President Trump more credit than President Obama for the improving economy, though there remains a stark partisan divide. Voters agree, though, that impeaching Trump would be a detriment to the nation’s economy.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the improving economy is due more to Trump than Obama, while 40% think it is more the result of the policies Obama put in place before he left office. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 29-30, 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.