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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Voters See Trump, Democrats With Plans for the Future

    Voters remain sure that President Trump and the Democratic Party know where they’re headed, but they’re less confident that Republicans have a similar focus.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump has a plan for where he wants to take the nation. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 3 and 6, 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 Are Madder at the Media Than at Trump or His Foes

    Voters are mad at President Trump and his political opponents, but they’re angriest at the media these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters are angry at the president, with 39% who are Very Angry. Forty-six percent (46%) are not angry at Trump, including 34% who are Not At All Angry. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 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 Say No Trump No Solution to What Divides Us

    Voters are more likely to blame President Trump for the country’s political division but don’t think electing Hillary Clinton instead would have changed much. They also don’t see Trump’s defeat next year as a solution to what divides us.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump is more to blame than his political opponents for the division in America. That’s up from 45% in April of last year. Thirty-eight percent (38%) blame the president’s political opponents more, down from 43% in January. 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 September 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.

  • 33% Say New York Times Is Usually Accurate

    Fake news or the real thing? Only one-in-three voters think the New York Times gets it completely right most of the time.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds 49% of Likely U.S. Voters read the New York Times at least occasionally, although just seven percent (7%) say they read it daily or nearly every day. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 17-18, 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.

  • Most Don’t See More Women Leaders As Better for Society

    Voters aren’t convinced that more women political leaders are the way to go, perhaps in part because most think men and women have more common interests than not.

    Only 33% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it would be better for society if women held more political positions than men. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 12% think it would be worse for society. A plurality (45%) thinks it would have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 17-18, 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.

  • 47% Want Comey Prosecuted for Media Leaks

    The U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that James Comey improperly leaked information to the news media while he was serving as head of the FBI, and nearly half of voters think he should pay for it in court.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think Comey should be criminally prosecuted for leaking to the media. That’s up from 41% in 2017 but essentially unchanged from April of last year.Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree, while a sizable 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 1-2, 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.

  • 61% Welcome Public Scrutiny of Big League Reporters

    The New York Times and others are complaining that allies of President Trump are targeting hostile reporters by exposing controversial social media postings from their past. But most voters consider these reporters fair game for public criticism.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think reporters at major news organizations like CNN, Fox News and the New York Times are public figures who deserve the same level of scrutiny as the people they cover. Just 19% disagree, although just as many (20%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 26-27, 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.

  • Bernie’s $16 Trillion ‘Green New Deal’ Is Close Call for Voters

    Voters are almost evenly divided on a multi-trillion dollar Green New Deal plan to tackle climate change by Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders that would impact nearly all of the federal government.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters favor “a 10-year nationwide mobilization centered around justice and equity during which climate change will be factored into virtually every area of policy, from immigration to trade to foreign policy and beyond.” Forty-one percent (41%) oppose the plan as described by Sanders in an official release last week. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 22 and 25, 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.

  • Most Say Warren Lied About Native American Past But Don’t Care

    Voters think Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has lied about her Native American heritage in the past, but most also say it’s not a critical issue when it comes to how they will vote.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 34% of Likely U.S. Voters think Warren genuinely believed her claims of Native American heritage. Just over half (51%) say she falsely claimed that heritage to advance her career. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 20-21, 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 Trust Political News, Say Most Reporters Want to Stop Trump

    Distrust of political news reporting remains at a record high, with just over half of voters now convinced that most in the media are out to get President Trump.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the political news they are getting. Most (54%) do not. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 20-21, 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.