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

    Today marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. It’s an unofficial and somewhat arbitrary marker held over from the FDR presidency, but one the media and presidential administrations fixate on nonetheless.

  • More Now Say It’s Too Easy to Get a Gun

    Gun sales in the United States are down since Donald Trump took office even though Americans now think it’s easier to get a gun than it used to be.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults now say it is too easy to buy a gun in the United States today. That’s up from 44% a year ago when Americans were buying guns at a record pace.  Ten percent (10%) think it’s too hard to buy a gun in this country, while 33% think the level of difficulty is about right, virtually unchanged from last year. (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 American Adults was conducted on April 25-26, 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 Friday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

    The latest figures for Trump include 32% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10. (see trends)

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

  • Democrats Not Happy With Their Party's Attempts to Block Trump

    Few Democrats are pleased with their own party’s attempts to oppose Donald Trump in his first 100 days as president.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 11% of Likely Democratic Voters believe efforts by the Democrats to oppose Trump during his first 100 days in office were successful. Twenty-four percent (24%) of Democrats think those efforts were a failure, while most (63%) say they’re somewhere in between. (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 April 25-26, 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 Like Capitalism Best

    A radio host recently claimed Senator Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America today and would have defeated Donald Trump by a landslide in the presidential election had he been the Democratic nominee. The independent Senator ran on a Democratic socialist platform, but despite his political popularity, voters don’t share his economic views. (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 April 25-26, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • GOP Voters Like Trump’s First 100 Days; Democrats Really Don’t

    Voters tend to think President Trump has failed to deliver in his first 100 days in office, but that’s largely because Democrats are so unhappy.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump’s first 100 days have been a success. Forty-five percent (45%) view his first months in office as a failure, while 25% rate them as somewhere in between. (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 April 25-26, 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 Put Cautious Trust in the Government

    Voters don’t put much trust in the government to do the right thing in most situations. (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 April 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.

  • Connections Are Key with Government Contracts

    Most voters continue to believe crony capitalism is alive and well in the government.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say most government contracts get awarded to the company with the most political connections, while just 19% say those contracts go to the company that can provide the best service for the best price. Another 15% are not sure. (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 American Adults was conducted on April 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 Favor Death Penalty, But Don't Think It Deters Crime

    On Monday, Arkansas executed two death-row criminals in the nation’s first double execution since 2000. Americans in general still favor the death penalty, but they’re not convinced it actually helps deter crime.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults favor the death penalty, while 31% oppose it. Another 15% are not sure how they feel about capital punishment. (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 American Adults was conducted on April 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 Europeans Need More U.S. Help to Fight Terror

    Most Americans worry that France is losing the fight against radical Islamic terrorism and think the United States and the rest of the world should step up to help turn the tide.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 34% of American Adults are confident that the French government will be able to stop the current wave of radical Islamic terrorism in its country, and that includes just five percent (5%) who are Very Confident. Fifty-three percent (53%) don’t share that confidence, with 13% who are Not At All Confident that the French can defeat these terrorists. Another 13% are not sure. (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 American Adults was conducted on April 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.