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CURRENT EVENTS

  • 51% Support U.S. Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

    As the Israelis and Palestinians clash along the Gaza Strip, voters feel much more strongly these days that the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite widespread opposition in the Muslim world, up from 40% in December.  Twenty-nine percent (29%) disagree, but a sizable 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 14-15, 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.

  • 51% Now Think North Korea Likely to Slow or Stop Nuclear Weapons

    Voters are growing more confident that President Trump is on track to disarm North Korea’s nukes.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the president’s upcoming meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is likely to result in the slowing or stopping of North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons. This includes 23% who say it’s Very Likely. This compares to 38% and 12% respectively just two months ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 10 and 13, 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 Torn Over Whether Trump Too Aggressive or About Right With Iran

    Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, few voters accuse him of a lack of aggressiveness with the Iranians, and more think he’s on the right course.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 14% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe Trump is not aggressive enough in his dealings with Iran, down from 30% last September. But while 26% already felt the president was being too aggressive back then, 36% feel that way now. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 8-9, 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.

  • 38% of Voters See Better U.S.-Israeli Relations Under Trump

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week attempted to convince President Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, one of the only major world leaders to do so. A plurality of voters thought after the 2016 election that Trump would improve relations with Israel, and many now think that has come to fruition.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think America’s relations with Israel have gotten better since President Trump took office. Just 20% think those relations have gotten worse, while 31% think they have stayed about the same. Another 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 26 & 29, 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.

  • Most Want to Keep Out Central Americans Now At Mexico Border

    Most voters think the government should stop the caravan of Central Americans now at the Mexican border from entering the United States. Even more say failing to stop them will lead to more illegal immigration.

    Hundreds of people from Central America who have come across Mexico in a highly publicized group are threatening to enter the United States illegally any day now. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the U.S. government should stop them all from entering. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree and say the government should allow them to enter this country temporarily until each of their cases can be individually reviewed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 26 and 29, 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 Still See Iran Nuclear Deal as Ineffective

    As the deadline approaches for President Donald Trump to decide whether the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a majority of voters continues to believe it has done little to cease the development of nuclear weapons in Iran. But that figure has been trending downward since details of the Obama administration's plan began to emerge. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think Iran is unlikely to slow or stop its development of nuclear weapons as a result of the agreement. That includes 22% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe Iran is likely to honor the deal, but that includes only 12% who consider it Very Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 24-25, 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.

  • A Fresh Face For Cuba, But Voters Don't See Much Change Ahead

    For the first time in nearly 60 years, someone without the last name Castro will rule Cuba. But will things change? Nearly half of U.S. voters don’t think so, but they still feel the United States should improve its relations with the Communist nation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think, over the next few years, it’s at least Somewhat Likely Cuba will become a free, democratic and peaceful nation, including 10% who think it’s Very Likely. Forty-nine percent (49%) don’t think that scenario is likely, with 11% who view it as Not at all Likely. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 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.

  • Support for Troops on U.S-Mexico Border Is Way Down

    President Trump has ordered the National Guard to the border with Mexico to help stop illegal immigration, but support for using the military there has fallen dramatically. Few voters think it would be a boost to U.S. national security.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters still favor the use of the military along the border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration. Nearly as many (43%) are opposed, with 10% who are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 4-5, 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.

  • Republicans Welcome U.S.-China Trade Spat, Democrats Don’t

    Voters are closely divided over whether the United States and China are now in a trade war and whether America will emerge as the victor. But political affiliation once again colors the opinions.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States’ tougher trade stance with China will be good for America in the long run. But nearly as many (38%) say it will be bad for this country. Only nine percent (9%) expect the tougher U.S. trade policy to have no impact, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 4-5, 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.

  • Fewer Voters See Syria As a Vital National Security Interest

    As President Trump talks to his staff about pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, fewer voters see the war-torn nation as a vital national security interest for the United States. And nearly half continue to believe the best way to handle the Syrian crisis is to leave it alone.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Syria is a vital national security interest for the United States these days, down from 51% a year ago and the mid- to upper-50s in 2016. In 2015, however, 47% felt the Middle East country was key to national security in America.

    Thirty-one percent (31%) don’t view Syria as a vital national security interest for the United States, while nearly as many (27%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 2-3, 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.