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CURRENT EVENTS

  • Most Support Continued U.S. Involvement in UN

    President Trump had some harsh words during his first address to the United Nations, citing among other things, the financial burden on the United States to support the international organization. While most voters agree that the United States is overpaying for its involvement, a majority still have a positive view of the UN and think the United States should continue to be a part of it.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 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 Still Think UN Costs Taxpayers Too Much

    Voters still think the United States is overpaying for its involvement in the United Nations but are feeling a little more charitable than they were a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 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 Think U.S. Winning War Against ISIS

    After losing a major stronghold in Iraq, the Islamic State group (ISIS) may be close to defeat on the ground there, and voters here think the United States definitely has the edge on its radical rival of recent years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States and its allies are winning the war against ISIS. Just 16% think ISIS is winning that war, while 29% say neither side is winning. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 14 and 17, 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 U.S. Voters Consider Iran An Enemy

    As President Donald Trump mulls his options on the Iran nuclear deal, most voters continue to view Iran as an enemy but have mixed feelings on how Trump has dealt with the Middle Eastern nation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 14 and 17, 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.

  • Support for Single-Payer Health Care Continues To Grow

    Bernie Sanders and 16 Democratic senators have presented a new single-payer health care plan to Congress. Voters have been cool to single-payer in the past, but they seem to be slowly coming around to the idea, even though they still think it will drive up both taxes and the federal deficit. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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     The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 12-13, 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.

  • 52% Not Confident Medicare Will Pay Them All Promised Benefits

    Senator Bernie Sanders is now proposing a taxpayer-funded Medicare plan designed to cover all Americans, but a majority of voters lack the faith that they’ll even receive the benefits the current system has promised them. They’re also conflicted on how to fix the issues with the current program. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 12-13, 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 Break Even on Medicare For All

    Democrats are beginning to line up to challenge President Trump in 2020, and many are now embracing Bernie Sanders’ plan to offer taxpayer-funded Medicare to all Americans. Voters are evenly divided over whether Medicare for all is the way to go, even though they expect it to drive up health care costs. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 12-13, 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.

  • 57% Say Immigration Reform Unlikely in Next Six Months

    President Trump has given Congress six months to come up with an immigration reform package if it wants to protect the so-called "Dreamers" from deportation, but most voters think passage of such legislation is unlikely in the near future.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely comprehensive immigration reform legislation will pass the Senate and the House and be signed by the president in the next six months, but that includes only nine percent (9%) who see it as Very Likely. Fifty-seven percent (57%) consider the passage of a major immigration reform package as unlikely, with 22% who say it’s Not At All Likely.  (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 6-7, 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 Americans Agree With DeVos on Sexual Misconduct on Campuses

    During a speech at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School last week about sexual assault on campus, education Secretary Betsy DeVos stated, "Every survivor of sexual misconduct must be taken seriously. Every student accused of sexual misconduct must know that guilt is not predetermined.” Despite outcry that looking out for both the victim and the accused sweeps the issue of sexual assault under the rug, a strong majority of Americans agrees with DeVos’s statement, but are split on whether the federal government should even be involved in these matters. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 10-11, 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 Don't Believe Immigration Reform Will Lead to Border Control

    President Trump has challenged Congress to come up with a long overdue comprehensive reform of the nation's immigration laws in the next six months, but voters remain skeptical that real border control is on the way.

    Even if Congress passed a law to secure the border, prevent future illegal immigration and allow those who entered the country illegally to stay, just 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government would actually secure the border. That includes only 15% who think real border control is Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% believe the government is unlikely to secure the border and prevent illegal immigration even if a comprehensive immigration reform package is passed, with 17% who say it's Not At All Likely. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 6-7, 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.