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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures for Trump include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).

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

  • Americans Say Manchester-like Attack Likely in U.S.

    Most Americans think it’s likely a terrorist attack comparable to the Manchester bombing will happen in the United States, but they're not afraid to attend big events. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults believe it’s at least Somewhat Likely there will be a terrorist attack in the United States in the next year like the one in Manchester, England, including 36% who feel it’s Very Likely. Fifteen percent (15%) feel it’s Not Very or Not At All Likely a similar terrorist attack will happen in the country in the next year. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 23-24, 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 Don't Agree With Decision to Free Manning

    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing classified government documents to the website WikiLeaks, was released from prison earlier this month after President Obama commuted her sentence as one of his final presidential actions. But few voters view Manning favorably and most disagree with Obama’s parting decision.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters hold at least a somewhat favorable view of Manning, formerly known as Bradley, including just seven percent (7%) with a Very Favorable view. Most voters (53%) have an unfavorable opinion of Manning, including 32% with a Very Unfavorable one. Still, 22% don’t know enough about her to venture an opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 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.

  • Is the Pope An Ally or Enemy of the U.S.?

    President Trump and his family met with Pope Francis in the Vatican earlier this week, and while the meeting was met with mixed emotions, voters still generally believe the United States has a friend in the pope.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think Pope Francis is an ally of the United States. Just six percent (6%) think he is an enemy of the United States, while 35% think he is somewhere in between. Another 10% 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 May 23-24, 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 Say ISIS Must Be Totally Destroyed To Stop Terror

    The radical Islamic State group (ISIS) has proudly taken credit for the slaughter of innocents earlier this week at a concert in Manchester, England, and voters here strongly agree with President Trump that ISIS needs to be totally wiped out.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 87% of Likely U.S. Voters consider ISIS a serious threat to the United States, with 61% who say it’s a Very Serious one. Just 10% describe the radical terror group as a not very or Not At All Serious threat to this country. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 23-24, 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.

  • Just 29% Think Trump Can Improve Relations With the Media

    Most voters still feel President Trump is to blame for his bad relationship with the media but also don't think there is anything he can do about it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say Trump is more to blame for his troubled relationship with most traditional media outlets. Forty-one percent (41%) think the media is more to blame. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 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.

  • How Do Voters Feel About NATO?

    President Trump is heading to Brussels today for the NATO summit, and support for the organization is up as voters continue to see a need for the alliance more than 60 years after it was formed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a Somewhat Favorable opinion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including 25% who have a Very Favorable one. Just 22% have a Somewhat Unfavorable or Very Unfavorable impression of the alliance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 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.

  • Voters Say U.S.-Israel Relations Better for Middle East Than Ties to Saudis

    President Trump has visited both Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of his first foreign trip as President of the United States this week. But voters believe this country’s relationship with Israel is more important to stability in the Middle East than the relationship with Saudi Arabia is.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States’ relationship with Israel has helped stability in the Middle East. Just 33% say the same of our relationship with Saudi Arabia. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 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.

  • Most Say Saudis Need to Do More to Fight Radical Islamic Terrorism

    President Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia this week to reinvigorate the U.S.-Saudi alliance, but voters still think there’s a long way to go.

    Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters now view Saudi Arabia as an ally of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That compares to 17% in January of last year and 26% in January 2015.

    Eleven percent (11%) consider the Saudis an enemy, but that’s down dramatically from the 29% of Americans who felt that way six years ago. Fifty-nine percent (59%) rate them somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 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.

  • 81% Think Weiner Should Do Prison Time

    Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to texting sexually explicit material to an underage girl, and voters strongly believe he should be put in prison for it.

    Weiner faces up to 10 years in prison, although federal prosecutors are only seeking a sentence ranging from 21 to 27 months. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters agree Weiner should be required to spend at least some time in prison. Just seven percent (7%) disagree, although 12% 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.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 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.