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  • Voters Say Media, Not Candidates, Setting Agenda For 2016 Election

    A majority of voters believe the media are in the driver’s seat this presidential election season.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the national media are setting the agenda for this year’s presidential race. Just 13% believe Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is setting the election agenda, while 15% say that of Republican candidate Donald Trump. (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 national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 25 and 28, 2016 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 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 30% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.

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

  • Would You Buy A Used Car from Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

    Most voters think both of the major presidential candidates are liars and give them equally low marks as potential used car salesmen. (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 25 and 28, 2016 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes  and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]

  • 31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters 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 25.

    That’s up two points from a week ago. The weekly finding has now been in the low 30s for three out of the last four weeks after hitting a low of 21% in mid-July following the murders of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    (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 August 21-25, 2016. 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.

  • Most Favor America First Foreign Policy, Think Obama Disagrees

    Most U.S. voters think U.S. foreign policy should focus on what's best for America but believe President Obama is more interested in what's best for the world. (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 25-28, 2016 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.

  • Trump Voters Don’t Like the Feds, Clinton Voters Do

    The upcoming president election is shaping up as a referendum on the federal government and its actions. Supporters of Donald Trump really dislike the feds, while voters who support Hillary Clinton think they’re great.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 96% of Likely U.S. Voters who support Trump are angry at the current policies of the federal government, including 65% who are Very Angry. But only 36% of voters who favor Clinton share that anger, with just five percent (5%) who are Very Angry. (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 23-24, 2016 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]

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

    Hillary Clinton says the Trump campaign is built on prejudice and paranoia, but at a time when only 29% of U.S. voters think the country is headed in the right direction, it’s hard to conclude that things are going well. 

  • Few Voters Count on Feds to Get The Job Done

    Confidence in the federal government remains low, and most voters still consider the feds a threat to their constitutional rights.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time, but that includes only five percent (5) who say it does the right thing almost always. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the government does the right thing some of the time. Thirty-six percent (36%) believe the government rarely or never does the right thing, up from 27% in January and the highest level of criticism in surveying since 2013. (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 23-24, 2016 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 Paint A Grim Racial Picture of America

    The White House insists that blacks are better off after President Obama’s eight years in office, but voters strongly disagree. No wonder Republican nominee Donald Trump is reaching out to black voters, saying they have “nothing to lose” by supporting him.

    (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 and Facebook.

  • Most Still Angry at Feds, Congress

    Voter anger at the government, an important driver in this year’s presidential race, remains high. Republicans continue to be far angrier at the government than Democrats and unaffiliated voters are, but all three groups are equally mad at Congress. (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 23-24, 2016 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]