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

    Stories of sexual harassment and abuse continued to dominate the week’s news, especially early on, but as the week progressed, the near completion of the Republican tax reform plan and Thursday’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules were also making news.

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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (see trends).

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  • Does The Media Cut Dems a Break? GOP Voters Think So

    News stories covering sexual harassment claims against politicians continue to top headlines, but GOP voters overwhelmingly feel the media gives favorable treatment to Democratic politicians. Democrats, however, are not as convinced.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 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.

  • Celebrity Campaign Endorsements Don’t Mean Much to Voters

    Despite President Trump campaigning for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Moore still lost the election to his Democratic opponent. Most voters say celebrity or politician endorsements of candidates in local elections aren’t important to their vote, however, that number has doubled over the last three years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s even somewhat important to their vote when celebrities or politicians from outside their state campaign on behalf of a local candidate. Most (70%) say such campaigning is not important to their vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 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.

  • Most Call for Trump’s Resignation If Sex Allegations Are True

    Most voters believe the accusations several women have made against President Trump and say he should resign if they are proven true. But Republicans are far less convinced.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the allegations of sexual misconduct made by several women against Trump prior to his election as president. Twenty-eight percent (28%) do not, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 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.

  • Most Favor Drug Testing of Food Stamp, Welfare Applicants

    Wisconsin is moving forward with a plan to drug test some food stamp recipients, and most voters nationwide would like to see a similar plan in the state they live in.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe any American applying for food stamps in their state should be drug tested. Just 31% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 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 OK With Federal Probe of Planned Parenthood

    Voters still tend to support the use of tissue from aborted babies for medical purposes but agree with the government’s decision to look into how Planned Parenthood is handling this tissue.

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

  • 34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-four percent (34%) 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 December 7.

    This is down a point from the previous two weeks. This finding ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, and rose to the mid-to upper 40s for the first month of the Trump presidency.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from December 3-7, 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.

  • One-in-Three Republicans Say GOP Should Block Roy Moore If Elected

    The special Senate election in Alabama is tomorrow, and if Roy Moore wins, a third of Republicans think their own party should refuse to seat him. Few GOP voters also think a Moore victory would be a positive for the party in the long run.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely GOP Voters now believe Republicans should refuse to seat Moore as a senator if he is elected, up from 29% who said the same in November. But nearly as many (35%) oppose such a move, while a sizable 28% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 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 Less Concerned That Providing Citizenship Path Will Lead to More Illegal Immigration

    With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) now a point of contention for Congress, voters have less concern that helping those here illegally become citizens will encourage more illegal immigration, though they’re still torn over whether amnesty or border control is more important.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 30 & December 3, 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.