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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Voters Show Less Faith in American Society

    Voters remain less confident in society here at home.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters consider American society generally fair and decent, consistent with surveying for the past couple years but down from the low to mid-60s for several years prior to that.  Thirty-four percent (34%) think society in this country is generally unfair and discriminatory, down just a point from October’s all-time high.  Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on February 1-2, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 81% Think Federal Government is Corrupt

    Voters strongly believe the federal government is crooked. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 28 and 31, 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.

  • Are U.S. Elections Fair?

    Even as the 2016 election season officially begins in Iowa today, voters still express skepticism about the fairness of elections in this country. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 28 and 31, 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.

  • Should Elected Officials Resign Before Running For President?

    Senators Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have missed lots of on-the-job time in the Senate while they run for president. Kentucky Republicans worry about Senator Rand Paul's reelection to the Senate this year if his presidential bid falls short. Governors John Kasich and Chris Christie have been a long way from home in their bids to move up to the White House. How do voters feel about politicians who hold onto one elective job while seeking another? (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 26-27, 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 Likely Is Hillary Clinton To Be Indicted?

    The FBI has been investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server while secretary of State in order to determine whether she mishandled classified information, with some reports suggesting the Democratic presidential front-runner may be indicted.  Most voters still believe it’s likely Clinton broke the law by sending and receiving classified information through the server, but they are far less convinced that serious charges will be brought against her.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters now think it’s likely Clinton broke the law by sending and receiving e-mails containing classified information through a private e-mail server while serving as secretary of State. That’s up from 59% in September  and includes 47% who say it's Very Likely. Twenty-nine percent (29%) consider it unlikely that Clinton broke the law, although only nine percent (9%) say it’s 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 January 24-25, 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.

  • 48% of GOP Voters Prefer A Candidate Without Political Experience

    The good news for Donald Trump is that nearly half of Republicans say they’d rather vote for a candidate who has never held political office over one with political experience. The bad news is that other voters don’t share that view nearly as strongly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Putin Not A Factor In U.S. Election So Far

    Following a British government report that suggests Vladimir Putin approved of the assassination of a Russian dissident spy in England, Donald Trump is again being questioned about his generally favorable comments about the Soviet leader. As far as Trump is concerned, Putin is a strong leader and no threat to the United States.

  • Voters Say Politics, Not Best Deal, What Government Contracts All About

    Most voters continue to strongly doubt that the government is playing it smart with taxpayer money. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 18-19, 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.

  • GOP Says Government A Problem; For Democrats, It’s the Solution

    Is the government a problem or the solution to problems? It depends on which political party you belong to. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 18-19, 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 Voters Are Still Angry

    Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump recently responded to critics of his abrasive campaign rhetoric by saying he would “gladly accept the mantle of anger” because the government is being run by “incompetent people.” Voters, especially Republicans, share that sentiment.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that two-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (67%) are angry at the current policies of the federal government, including 38% who are Very Angry. Thirty percent (30%) say they are not angry at these policies, but that includes just nine percent (9%) 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 January 14 and 17, 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.