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  • 28% Have Switched Presidential Choice Since January 1

    Voters give mixed marks to this year’s primaries and candidate debates, but a sizable number say they’ve changed horses since the first of the year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just over half (54%) of Likely U.S. Voters still favor the candidate they liked at the beginning of the year. Twenty-eight percent (28%) have switched their support to another candidate, while 15% are still 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 July 24-25, 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 Wednesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (see trends).

    The latest figures include 31% 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 -8.

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

  • Voters Turn to Cable News First; Fox Still #1

    Voters still prefer cable news over the big three traditional television networks when it comes to political news, and despite the recent sexual harassment controversy that led to the resignation of its chairman, Fox News continues to lead the pack. Which political party a voter is affiliated with also remains a key indicator of his or her viewing habits. (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 July 20-21, 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.

  • Nevada: Trump 43%, Clinton 38%, Johnson 8%

    Following last week’s Republican National Convention, Donald Trump has a slight lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key state of Nevada.

    A KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Trump with a five-point advantage – 43% to 38%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up eight percent (8%) of the vote. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) 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 750 Likely Voters in Nevada was conducted on July 22-24, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 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 Think Sanders Voters Likely to Support Clinton

    Less that half of Democrats feel Hillary Clinton has done enough to win over supporters of her primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders, but most voters in their party still think there's a good chance Sanders supporters will back Clinton in the fall. (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 24-25, 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.

  • Nevada Senate: Heck (R) 46%, Cortez Masto (D) 37%

    Republican Joe Heck holds a nine-point lead over Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto in our first look at the race to replace retiring U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

  • 24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Twenty-four percent (24%) 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 July 21.

    That’s up three points from last week following the murder of policemen in Detroit and Baton Rouge. It was the lowest weekly finding since October 2013 during the federal government shutdown. Thirty percent (30%) or more said the country is heading the right way for five out of the first seven weeks this year after tracking in the mid-20s nearly every week during the second half of last year.  But the weekly finding has been back in the 20s for several months.

    (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 July 17-21, 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.

  • Has Clinton Turned Her Back on Progressives?

    The WikiLeaks scandal. A centrist and “safe” VP pick. A party platform battle. Heading into the 2016 Democratic National Convention this week, the party’s progressive wing has a lot to be fired up about, and it's not the party's nominee.

  • Voters Remain Wary of Political News They’re Getting

    Television, primarily cable, still reigns supreme for political news among voters, and while they remain skeptical, voters are slightly more trusting of the news they are getting this election cycle compared to past years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say they will get most of their political news in 2016 from television. That includes 35% who will rely mostly on cable news networks and 19% who prefer traditional TV news networks. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say they’ll look mostly to the internet for their political news, up from 22% last December and similar to the number measured during the 2014 midterm elections.

    Eight percent (8%) say they’ll rely on print newspapers, while five percent (5%) prefer radio for their political news. (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 July 20-21, 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.

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

    Just 21% of U.S. voters think the country is headed in the right direction, the lowest finding in nearly three years of surveying. No wonder, with cops being shot, racial tension growing, terrorist incidents increasing here and abroad, the economy bumbling along and the two major political parties nominating presidential candidates whom a lot of Americans suspect don’t have the answers.