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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Who Should Pick the Next Supreme Court Justice - Obama, Clinton or Trump?

    Just over half of voters still think President Obama should be the one to pick the replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, although they don’t feel strongly about the president’s current nominee. But if the decision is pushed off, voters are closely divided over which presumptive presidential nominee would make the better choice. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 19 and 22, 2016 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.

  • Only 25% Believe There's A Political 'War on Women'

    Many politicians and activists claim there is a political “war on women” in America today, but voters are even more convinced that isn't true.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters believe there is really a political “war on women.” Sixty-five percent (65%) think instead that it’s primarily a slogan used for political purposes. That's up from 59% when we first asked this question in September 2014. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 2016 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 Remain Cool to U.S. Involvement In Syria

    After weeks of escalated fighting between the Syrian regime and rebel factions, most voters here now consider Syria important to U.S. national security, but they still show little interest in getting more involved.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that Syria is a vital national security interest to the United States. That’s up from a previous high of 47% last September  after the migrant crisis in Europe first made international headlines  and 27% in 2014.  Twenty-five percent (25%) still don’t consider Syria a vital national security interest, down from 30% last year. A sizable 20%, though, are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 5 and 8, 2016 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.

  • Who Would Make A Better Military Commander – Clinton or Trump?

    Voters see Donald Trump as a stronger military leader than Hillary Clinton, but most think they’ll be less safe no matter which of them wins the White House in November. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 11-12, 2016 by RallyPoint and 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.

  • Should Women Candidates Be Treated Differently?

    It's been said over the years that male political candidates need to be careful how they campaign against female opponents to avoid the appearance of bullying or sexism, but voters strongly disagree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just six percent (6%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe a man running against a woman for political office should campaign differently than he would against another man. An overwhelming 90% think the man should treat the woman candidate just the same way he would treat another man. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 9-10, 2016 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.

  • Would Biden Have Been The Best President?

    Vice President Joe Biden in a recent interview said he “would have been the best president” had he chosen to run in 2016, but most voters disagree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters agree that Biden would have been the best president if he had run in this year’s election. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree, but a sizable 23% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 11-12, 2016 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 Still Oppose Syrian Refugees, Cite National Security Risk

    The Obama administration reportedly is speeding the vetting process for Syrian refugees so 10,000 can come to the United States this year, but most voters still don’t welcome those newcomers and fear they are a threat to the country.

    Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters oppose allowing 10,000 Syrians to come to America by the end of the year. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 31% favor letting those refugees come here. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 5 and 8, 2016 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.

  • Clinton or Trump - Who Will Best Handle Our Allies, Enemies?

    Voters tend to think Hillary Clinton will work better with the United States’ allies if elected president but are evenly divided over whether she or Donald Trump will be tougher with this nation's enemies. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 1-2, 2016 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.

  • 60% Favor Foreign Policy That Puts America First

    Donald Trump has rattled some in the national security hierarchy of both major political parties with his call for returning to an America First foreign policy. Most voters agree the United States has not been putting its own interests ahead of others and should reverse course. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 1-2, 2016 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.

  • How Do Clinton, Trump Stack Up Next to Obama on National Security?

    Voters remain lukewarm about President Obama's national security policies and expect more of the same if Hillary Clinton moves back into the White House next January. Donald Trump, if elected, will definitely change things, voters say, but not necessarily for the best. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 1-2, 2016 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.