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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Voters Favor Term Limits For Supreme Court But No More Members

    Democrats, increasingly worried about the U.S. Supreme Court tilting to the right, have been talking lately about changes in its overall makeup. Most voters like the idea of term-limiting the justices but draw the line at adding more members to the court.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 27% of Likely U.S. Voters favor increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Fifty-one percent (51%) are opposed, but 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 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.

  • GOP Voters Strongly Prefer Trump’s Foreign Policy Over Cheney’s

    Former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the architects of the war in Iraq, recently criticized President Trump’s foreign policy as being “more like Barack Obama than like Ronald Reagan,” but voters aren’t buying.

    When given a choice between Trump’s foreign policy agenda and Cheney’s, 41% of Likely U.S. Voters come down on the side of the current president. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% prefer Cheney’s brand of foreign policy. Even more (35%), however, are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 13-14, 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 Veto Pelosi’s Idea of Letting 16-Year-Olds Vote

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters last week that she’s always favored lowering the voting age to 16, but there’s very little voter support for that idea.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters favor lowering the legal national voting age from 18 to 16. Seventy-four percent (74%) are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 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 Reject Democrats’ Debate Ban on Fox

    Most voters think Democrats are wrong to bar Fox News from hosting any of their presidential candidate debates but don’t want President Trump to retaliate against pro-Democratic networks.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters say Democrats should allow Fox News, the most-watched cable news network, to host at least one of their intraparty debates. Just 28% disagree, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 7 and 10, 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 Want Spending Cuts But Say They’re Unlikely

    Voters still like the idea of across-the-board cuts in the federal budget but are increasingly pessimistic that big cuts are on the way - despite President Trump’s plan for a five-percent reduction in all non-defense discretionary spending.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 36% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years, while 59% consider that unlikely. This includes just 11% who say big cuts are Very Likely and 26% who say they are 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 March 11-12, 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 Think Democrats Have A Growing Anti-Semitism Problem

    Voters rate anti-Semitism as an increasingly serious problem in America today and see it on the rise among Democrats.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think anti-Semitism is a growing problem in the Democratic Party. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree, but nearly one-out-of-four voters (23%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 7 and 10, 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 Agree Some in Congress Hate America

    Talk about the enemy within – voters think it’s Congress.

    Fifty-one percent (51%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Trump’s statement this past weekend that “we have people in Congress, right now we have people in Congress, that hate our country.” The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 34% disagree, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 5-6, 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.

  • Most Think U.S. Should Legalize Pot

    A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would legalize marijuana nationally, and most voters like the idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters favor legalization of marijuana nationwide. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 3-4, 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 Voters Say Improving Infrastructure is Important for U.S. Economy, Future Generations

    To most voters, improving the country’s infrastructure is crucial for the future of the economy and the quality of life.

    A new ARTBA/Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 96% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s at least Somewhat Important to future U.S. economic growth to improve the infrastructure – like roads, bridges, transit, water systems and the power grid. That includes 62% who think it’s Very Important. Just three percent believe the nation’s infrastructure is Not Very or Not at all Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 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.

  • Most Democrats Still Prefer ‘Fresh Face’ As 2020 Nominee

    Bernie Sanders who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 has jumped into the race for 2020, and former Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a bid, too. But most Democrats still think their party needs to turn to someone new.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Democrats should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2020, although this is down from 73% in July of last year. Just 20% disagree and say the party should promote a candidate who has already run in the past. Eighteen percent (18%) of Democrats are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 19-20, 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.