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CURRENT EVENTS

  • Voters Don't Think Feds Do Enough to Fight Global Warming

    President Trump is expected to dismantle President Obama’s climate change policies, but most voters already think the government isn't doing enough about the problem.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters feel the federal government is now taking the right level of action to fight global warming. Fifty-three percent (53%) think the government is not doing enough, while 21% say it's doing too much. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 20-21, 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 See Major Changes in Obamacare As Likely

    Voters are a little more protective of Obamacare now that Congress is debating its future, but most still believe big changes in the law are likely in the next few months.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 18% of Likely U.S. Voters now feel Congress and President Trump should leave the law as it is. That’s up from 12% in early January and the highest level of support for the existing law in three years.

    But a sizable majority still wants at least some changes in the law, with 51% who think Congress and the president should go through the law piece by piece to improve it and 25% who say they should repeal the entire thing and start over again. Support for complete repeal, however, is at a new low, down from a high of 40% last October. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 14-15, 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 Oppose Requiring All Pregnancy Centers to Cite Abortion Providers

    Lawmakers in Hawaii are considering a bill that would require all pregnancy centers to refer patients to facilities that provide abortions, a move pro-lifers say violates their religious beliefs and free speech rights. While most voters are pro-choice, few favor a law like the one in Hawaii.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a law that requires all pregnancy centers to refer patients to abortion providers. Fifty percent (50%) oppose such a law, and 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 14-15, 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% Worry Changes in ‘Collapsing’ Obamacare May Go Too Far

    Voters tend to agree that Obamacare is in big trouble but fear Republicans may go too far in trying to fix it.

    Nearly half (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Trump’s recent statement that “Obamacare is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all Americans.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% disagree with that statement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 42% Favor GOP Tax Credits Plan for Obamacare

    With the cost to taxpayers steadily climbing, House Republicans have proposed replacing Obamacare’s subsidies to help lower-income Americans buy health insurance with tax credits. Voters are closely divided over whether that’s a good plan, with the usual wide partisan division of opinion.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters favor replacing subsidies with tax credits to help those who cannot fully afford health insurance. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed, but one-in-five (19%) are undecided about the new proposal. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 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 Doubt GOP Replacement But Not As Much As They Doubt Obamacare

    The Republicans’ proposed replacement for the failing Obamacare system is less than a week old, but voters are dubious about its impact on the cost and quality of health care.  Still, the new proposal already earns better marks than the law it hopes to replace.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe the cost of health care will go up under the changes proposed in Obamacare. Only 29% think those costs will go down as a result of the new plan, while 19% expect costs to stay about the same. Eleven percent (11%) 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 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 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 Put Lower Costs Over Health Insurance Mandate

    As Congress begins debating ways to change the failing Obamacare system, voters feel more strongly than ever that reducing health care costs is more important than mandating health insurance coverage for everyone.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that in terms of reforming health care, 62% of Likely U.S. Voters feel it is more important to reduce the cost of care. That’s up from a previous high of 59% in January of last year. Thirty-four percent (34%) still place more importance on making sure that everyone has health insurance, but that’s a new low. (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 U.S. Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 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.

  • 37% Ready to Take Military Action Against North Korea

    North Korea is once again stepping up its anti-U.S. rhetoric and pushing ahead with its nuclear missile program. Voters see the North Koreans as more eager for a war but aren’t overly enthusiastic about doing something militarily about it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the North Korean government wants a war with the United States, up from 27% in December 2014. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, compared to 37% in the earlier survey, while 32% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • Major Cuts at the EPA? GOP Says Yes, Democrats Say No

    To help offset his plans for expanding the military budget, President Trump is proposing major cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency. As with nearly all of his proposals, Republicans are strongly in favor, while Democrats are just as strongly opposed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of all Likely U.S. Voters favor cutting the EPA’s budget and staffing by 20%, while slightly more (46%) are opposed. Ten percent (10%) 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 national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 2 and 5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • Most Favor Trump's Litmus Test for Potential Immigrants

    Most Americans favor screening out immigrants to this country who don’t share our values or a belief in our basic constitutional freedoms.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults favor a proposal to keep out “those who do not support the U.S. Constitution or who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States would not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred for reasons of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation.” Just 19% oppose such a ban, while 21% are not sure. (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 American Adults was conducted on February 20-21, 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.