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GENERAL POLITICS

  • 23% Rate Local Infrastructure As Poor

    President Trump has talked about a major federal plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure, and Democrats are receptive. Americans aren’t overly concerned about infrastructure problems, though, and see them primarily as a state responsibility. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 14-15, 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 Still See Radical Islamic Terrorism As Serious Threat

    President Trump's belief that radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to America is one of the primary reasons behind his temporary freeze on refugees and visas. Most voters continue to recognize that threat and believe the United States is still at war with radical Islam.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Islamic terrorism a serious threat to the United States, including 54% who consider it a Very Serious one. Nineteen percent (19%) feel radical Islamic terrorism is not a serious threat, but that includes just three percent (3%) who say it is Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 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 The Future Female?

    Hillary Clinton recently declared that "the future is female," and nearly half of voters - regardless of gender - agree there will be more women leaders in the near future.  But younger voters are more convinced of this than their elders. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 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 Agree Judges Play Politics But Frown on Criticizing Them

    President Trump has been highly critical of the judges who stopped his temporary refugee and visa ban. While just over half of voters agree with the president that most judges play politics, they still don’t think public criticism of judges by name is a good thing. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 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.

  • Many Voters Are Unsure Who Soros, Koch Brothers Are

    Money talks big time in U.S. politics, but three of the most influential behind-the-scene “talkers” - billionaires George Soros and brothers Charles and David Koch - are unknowns to a sizable number of voters.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 8-9, 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.

  • Sanders Still Democrats’ Choice for 2020, But It’s Close

    Bernie Sanders has the edge, but it’s a close contest when Democrats are asked who should be the party’s nominee against President Trump if he seeks reelection in 2020. One-quarter of all voters, however, say the party should look for a new face. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 8-9, 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.

  • Does It Hurt U.S. to Criticize President’s Foreign Policy?

    President Trump is receiving lots of pushback from Democrats and many in the media over his foreign policy direction. Like most major issues, voters' partisan identification colors how they view this criticism. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 6-7, 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 Still See America As a Special Place

    Voters now believe even more strongly that the United States is special among the nations of the world.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States is more exceptional than other nations. This is up significantly from 57% two years ago. Just 20% disagree, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 6-7, 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 Voters See Government As Protector Of Liberty

    More voters than ever consider the federal government a protector of individual liberty, although slightly more still view it as a threat. With a new Republican president in office, though, voters in the two major political parties have reversed their stances: GOP voters have more respect for the government, while Democrats are more wary.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of all Likely U.S. Voters continue to consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty. Thirty-eight percent (38%) now regard the government as a protector of liberty, 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 February 2 and 5, 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.

  • Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off Here Than Christians Are In Muslim World

    Most voters agree that Christians living in Muslim-majority countries are mistreated for their religion. But Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion. Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 2 and 5, 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.