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  • Republicans See Trump As More Aggressive With Russia

    President Trump caught flack even from members of his own party following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but most Republicans think Trump is more aggressive with Russia than his predecessors and a majority of all voters continue to agree with Trump that Russia is an asset. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters say, in his dealings with Russia, Trump is more aggressive than most recent presidents in pushing what’s best for America. Forty-four percent (44%) think he’s less aggressive than past presidents, while another 10% feel his attitude is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 17-18, 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.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (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 .

  • Congress Isn't Earning Any Fans

    As Congress prepares for its August recess, voters aren’t happy with the work they’ve been putting in.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% rate the way Congress is doing its job as good or excellent. Fifty-four percent (54%) rate the current Congress poorly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-16, 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.

  • Do U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have a Political Agenda?

    Despite the media frenzy over President Trump’s comments about U.S. intelligence following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week, voters still think U.S intelligence agencies are doing a good job. However, they don’t deny that these agencies may be serving a larger agenda.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. intelligence agencies have their own political agenda. Just as many (43%), though, think they generally perform impartially, but another 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 July 17-18, 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.

  • How Did Trump Do With Putin? Party Makes A Difference - Again

    Despite the media’s deep unhappiness over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, most Republicans think he did just fine. Democrats and unaffiliated voters disagree.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 35% of all Likely U.S. Voters rate Trump’s handling of his recent meeting with Putin as good or excellent. A plurality (47%) says the president did a poor job. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (Want a free daily email 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 July 17-18, 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 Think Congress Puts Media Concerns Ahead of Voters

    Voters don’t think Congress cares about them and is more interested in pleasing the media.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters believe what the media thinks matters more to the average member of Congress than what voters think. This shows little change from a year ago but is down from a high of 62% in October 2009 during President Obama’s first year in office.  Just 23% believe Congress cares more about what voters think. A sizable 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 July 15-16, 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 Fear Government With Too Much Power

    Voters still see an overpowered government as a bigger danger to the world than an underpowered one.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters say a government that is too powerful is a bigger danger in the world today than one that is not powerful enough. Twenty-five percent (25%) think a government that is not powerful enough is the bigger danger, but 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.

    (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 conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 15-16, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Trump's Alleged Ties to Russia, Illegal Immigration Top Concerns for Voters

    As President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, voters continued to express concerns about his administration’s Russia connection, but worries about illegal immigration have climbed to near the top of the list of voter concerns as well.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 27% of Likely U.S. Voters say the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia are their biggest concern among the problems facing the nation, up from 22% in October but in line with how voters felt a year ago. (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 July 15-16, 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.

  • Democrats Hold Slightly Smaller Lead on Generic Ballot

    Democrats have narrowed their lead over Republicans again on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 46% 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 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

    Rasmussen Reports invites you to be a part of our first-ever Citizen-Sourced National Midterm Election Polling Project. Learn more about how you can contribute.  

    (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 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on July 8-12, 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.

  • 73% of Democrats Want ‘A Fresh Face’ As 2020 Nominee

    Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are among those touted as serious Democratic presidential contenders in 2020, but three-out-of-four Democrats think their party needs to turn to someone new.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of Likely Democratic Voters believe their party should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2020. Just 16% disagree and think the party should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily email 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 July 11-12, 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.