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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Americans Say Murder More Likely Than Suicide in Epstein Case

    Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults believe Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail. Forty-two percent (42%) think Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. A sizable 29% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 12-13, 2019 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.

  • Black Approval for Trump Returns to Normal Range

    Two weeks ago President Trump triggered a media firestorm when he criticized a longtime Democratic congressman’s job performance, saying his Baltimore district is “a rat and rodent infested mess” and “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”

  • For Democrats, Candidate Attacks on Obama Are A Close Call

    Front-runner Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential challengers have attacked him for policies enacted under President Obama with whom he served as vice president. Some Democrats complain that criticism of Obama is bad for the party, and Democratic voters are closely divided.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely Democratic Voters believe it is bad for their party when candidates criticize actions and policies during the Obama presidency. Only 26% say it’s good for the party, but 21% say it has no impact. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 4-5, 2019 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.

  • Trump Support Up This Week Among Black Voters

    President Trump triggered a media firestorm when he criticized a longtime Democratic congressman’s job performance, saying his Baltimore district is “a rat and rodent infested mess” and “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”

  • Voters Say Politicians Want to Grow Government Much More Than They Do

    Voters continue to believe that their elected representatives want a lot bigger government than they do.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters think most politicians want the government to have more power and money than it already has. Just 14% say politicians want the government to have less than it has today, while 11% say most want to keep it about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 23-24, 2019 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.

  • 49% of Democrats Think Trump Voters Are Racist

    Most voters don’t consider supporters of President Trump to be racist, but half of Democrats do.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters disagree with the following statement – “Vote for Donald Trump, and you are a racist.”  Twenty-nine percent (29%) agree with the statement, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 29-30, 2019 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 Sink Likelihood of Trump’s Impeachment to New Low

    Attitudes about Special Counsel Robert Mueller are about the same despite his performance last week at a House hearing. But voters are even more convinced now that President Trump will not be impeached.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 11% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump will be impeached before serving his first full term in office. This finding has been trending down from a high of 29% when Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in late December 2017.

    Little changed from early March are the 46% who say Trump is more likely to be reelected in 2020 and 33% who think his defeat by the Democratic presidential nominee is the more likely outcome next year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 25 and 28, 2019 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 Agree That Newcomers Love America More Than Natives

    Voters tend to disagree with one of the so-called Democratic congressional Squad members that new immigrants love America more than those who were born here.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the following statement about America – “I believe, as an immigrant, I probably love this country more than anyone that is naturally born [here].” Forty percent (40%) disagree with the statement made last weekend by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. But one-in-three voters (32%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-16, 2019 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.

  • Democrats Want Party To Be More Like Pelosi Than Ocasio-Cortez

    Before President Trump criticized the so-called “Squad” of young Democratic congresswomen, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was already trying to wrest the media’s attention away from them. Her fellow Democrats tend to agree with Pelosi, but it’s far from a slam dunk.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Democrats in Congress should be more like Pelosi than like Squad leader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Twenty-nine percent (29%) disagree and think congressional Democrats should be more like Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez. Just as many (28%), however, are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-16, 2019 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.

  • Trump A Racist? 32% of Democrats Say Any White Criticism of Politicians of Color Is Racist

    Voters are closely divided over whether President Trump is a racist, but one-in-three Democrats think it’s racism any time a white politician criticizes a politician of color.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of all Likely U.S. Voters think Trump is a racist, down a bit from 50% in January 2018. Slightly more (49%) disagree and say his opponents are accusing him of racism only for political gain, up from 43% in the earlier survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-16, 2019 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.