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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18. (see trends).

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

    Rasmussen Reports will not be polling over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We will not update the daily presidential approval ratings again until Monday morning at 9:30.

  • Voters Say Franken Should Resign If Charges True

    Most voters say it’s time for Senator Al Franken to go if his accusers are right.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19-20, 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 Tilt Toward Democrat Control of House, Senate

    Thinking ahead to next year’s midterm elections, voters are leaning towards returning the Democrats to control of the entire Congress for the first time since early 2011.

    Forty-eight percent (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for the Democratic Party in next year’s elections if their vote determined which party controlled the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that slightly fewer (42%) would vote instead for the Republican Party to continue controlling the Senate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9 and 12, 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.

  • 33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    For the second week in a row, 33% 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 November 16.

    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.

    (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 November 12-16, 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.

  • Is Biden The Man for 2020? Democrats Think So

    As Joe Biden travels the country to promote his new book, voters—especially Democrats—have renewed enthusiasm about the possibility of a 2020 presidential run for the former vice president, even though he has not yet committed to entering the race.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely Democratic Voters think Biden would make the best candidate against President Trump if he runs for reelection in 2020, up from only 15% who felt that way in February. Biden, if elected in 2020, would be inaugurated at the age of 78, the same age that Ronald Reagan was when he left office.
    (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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 Voters See Passing Tax Reform Legislation As Important

    Republican leaders in Congress are aiming to pass tax reform legislation by the year’s end, and most voters think it’s important that happens. Even nearly half of Democrats feel that way.

    (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 November 13-14, 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.

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

    The sexual harassment wildfire born in Hollywood and in the media is now sweeping into the halls of the U.S. Senate.

  • GOP Voters Not Sure Moore Should Be Denied His Senate Seat If Elected

    Republicans aren't sure whether the Senate GOP leadership should try to deny Roy Moore his seat if the embattled Senate candidate wins election next month.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of Moore, the former Alabama state judge who now faces multiple allegations of harassing young women. That includes 43% with a Very Unfavorable view. Just 22% now regard Moore favorably, with eight percent (8%) who view him Very Favorably. But one-in-five voters (22%) don't know enough about him to venture an opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 15-16, 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 Prefer Russia As A Friend, Not An Enemy

    Voters by a two-to-one margin agree with President Trump that it’s better for the United States – and the world - to have Russia on our side.

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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.

  • Nearly Half Support Legalizing Pot

    With more states poised to potentially legalize recreational marijuana use soon, support among voters to legalize it in their state is slowly climbing.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters now favor the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state. Thirty-eight percent (38%) are still opposed, but 13% 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.

    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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.