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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Voters Say Franken Should Resign If Charges True

    Most voters say it’s time for Senator Al Franken to go if his accusers are right.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19-20, 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 Tilt Toward Democrat Control of House, Senate

    Thinking ahead to next year’s midterm elections, voters are leaning towards returning the Democrats to control of the entire Congress for the first time since early 2011.

    Forty-eight percent (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for the Democratic Party in next year’s elections if their vote determined which party controlled the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that slightly fewer (42%) would vote instead for the Republican Party to continue controlling the Senate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9 and 12, 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.

  • Is Biden The Man for 2020? Democrats Think So

    As Joe Biden travels the country to promote his new book, voters—especially Democrats—have renewed enthusiasm about the possibility of a 2020 presidential run for the former vice president, even though he has not yet committed to entering the race.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely Democratic Voters think Biden would make the best candidate against President Trump if he runs for reelection in 2020, up from only 15% who felt that way in February. Biden, if elected in 2020, would be inaugurated at the age of 78, the same age that Ronald Reagan was when he left office.
    (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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 Voters See Passing Tax Reform Legislation As Important

    Republican leaders in Congress are aiming to pass tax reform legislation by the year’s end, and most voters think it’s important that happens. Even nearly half of Democrats feel that way.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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.

  • GOP Voters Not Sure Moore Should Be Denied His Senate Seat If Elected

    Republicans aren't sure whether the Senate GOP leadership should try to deny Roy Moore his seat if the embattled Senate candidate wins election next month.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of Moore, the former Alabama state judge who now faces multiple allegations of harassing young women. That includes 43% with a Very Unfavorable view. Just 22% now regard Moore favorably, with eight percent (8%) who view him Very Favorably. But one-in-five voters (22%) don't know enough about him to venture an opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 15-16, 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 Prefer Russia As A Friend, Not An Enemy

    Voters by a two-to-one margin agree with President Trump that it’s better for the United States – and the world - to have Russia on our side.

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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.

  • Nearly Half Support Legalizing Pot

    With more states poised to potentially legalize recreational marijuana use soon, support among voters to legalize it in their state is slowly climbing.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters now favor the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state. Thirty-eight percent (38%) are still opposed, but 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 13-14, 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 Voters Think Republicans Will Lose Control of Congress in Midterms

    Most voters think it’s probable Republicans will relinquish control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections, and even a sizable number of GOP voters agree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s at least Somewhat Likely Republicans will lose control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections, including 25% who see that situation as Very Likely. Thirty-four percent (34%) think it’s Not Very or Not At All Likely Republicans give up control, with 11% who see it as Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9 and 12, 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 Not Convinced Fed Chairman is Independent of President

    Few voters know much about President Trump’s new Federal Reserve Chairman appointee, Jerome Powell, but they don’t believe he is as free from Trump’s influence as he is supposed to be.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board is truly independent of the presidential administration, as he should be by law. Just as many (36%) believe he is influenced by the president in his decision-making, but 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Just 32% Think Hillary Clinton Won Democratic Nomination Fairly

    Even a lot of Democrats are wondering if Hillary Clinton was really the choice of party voters last year following the release of a new tell-all book by Donna Brazile, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 54% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Clinton won last year’s Democratic presidential nomination fairly. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say the party’s electoral system was rigged against challenger Bernie Sanders, while 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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