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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Voters See ‘Antifa’ Protesters Chiefly as Troublemakers

    Voters are following the actions of the so-called “antifa” protesters and aren’t impressed with what they see.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the antifa protesters, with eight percent (8%) who view them Very Favorably. Fifty-eight percent (58%) share an unfavorable opinion of these protesters, including 40% who have a Very Unfavorable one. Eighteen percent (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 14 and 17, 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.

  • 61% Say It’s Time for Hillary Clinton To Retire

    Hillary Clinton is back today with a new book, “What Happened,” to further explain why Donald Trump is president instead of her. But most voters still don’t buy her excuses and think it’s time for her to step off the national stage.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 10-11, 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.

  • Fewer Than Ever Think There's Too Much Government Power

    Voters have long believed there’s a natural tension between government power and individual freedom, but while most still think there’s too much government power, they’re less inclined to say so than in the past. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 31 and September 3, 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.

  • More See Government As A Problem Than A Solution

    President Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address in 1981 that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Voters still agree and hope Congress and the president don't blunt the cutting knife.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Reagan’s statement that government is the problem, while 33% disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. Reagan’s name was not mentioned in the question. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 31, 2017, and September 3, 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 Say FBI Should Make Clinton Files Public

    Most voters still think Hillary Clinton is likely to have broken the law in her handling of classified information and disagree with the FBI’s decision to keep secret its files on last year’s Clinton probe. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 31 and September 3, 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 Now Think Feds Should Finance Weather Disaster Clean-Up

    The Houston area is reeling after being hit by Hurricane Harvey earlier this week, but more voters than ever now think the clean-up and recovery efforts in situations like these should be the federal government’s responsibility. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 29-30, 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 Think FEMA, Feds Doing Good Job With Harvey Response

    Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston, Texas area, with more still to come. But voters are happy with the emergency response so far. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 29-30, 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 Don't Think Too Highly of House, Senate

    Few voters give members of the House of Representatives and Senate high marks on their job performance. But Republicans aren’t quite as skeptical. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 27-28, 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.

  • Democratic Support for Bipartisan Government Continues to Grow

    Voters are fully aware that the Republicans run both the House of Representatives and Senate these days, but they’d prefer a two-party rule. Most Democrats agree, but Republicans, unsurprisingly, want to keep the status quo.

    Fifty percent (50%) of all Likely U.S. Voters think it’s better for the country when different parties control the House and Senate, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. Just 30% think it’s better when one party controls both houses of Congress, as is currently the case with the Republicans. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 27-28, 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.

  • 72% Say Politicians Talk Race To Get Votes

    The issues of race and politics are in the news after officials in cities across the country are calling for Confederate monuments to come down. But most voters think politicians aren't sincere when it comes to their motives for raising racial issues.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most politicians raise racial issues to get elected, while 13% think these issues are raised by politicians who want to address real problems. Another 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 23-24, 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.