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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Obama Says He Could Win Again - True or False?

    In a recent speech criticizing African political leaders who stay too long in office, President Obama said he could win a third term if he ran for president again but acknowledged that U.S. law does not allow it. Could Obama win again? To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 28-29, 2015 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.

  • Hey, Fellas, How ’Bout Some Teamwork?

    Voters can’t make it much clearer, but apparently President Obama and Congress still don’t get the message.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 79% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is more important for Congress and the president to work together to achieve what’s best for the country rather than to stand for what they believe in. Just 16% disagree and feel that standing for what they believe is the priority. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 28-29, 2015 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 Have Faith in Society

    Even though voters don’t have much faith that the country’s best days lie ahead, most still believe America is a good place to live. (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 July 26-27, 2015. 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.

  • Is the GOP on the Brink of Civil War?

    Senator Ted Cruz voiced the unhappiness of many Republican conservatives when he took to the floor of the Senate last Friday and in a rare intraparty broadside accused GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell of lying. Veteran Republican senators quickly rallied to McConnell’s defense.

    Was it the shot fired at Fort Sumter that signals the real start of a GOP civil war?

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  • Bigger Threat - al-Qaeda or ISIS?

    FBI Director James Comey recently announced that the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) now poses a bigger security threat to the United States than al-Qaeda does.  Americans appear to agree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters think ISIS is a Very Serious threat to the United States. That compares to 58% who feel that way about al-Qaeda, the organization responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, among others. Another 23% consider ISIS a somewhat serious threat to the homeland, while 32% say that of al-Qaeda.

    Only eight percent (8%) rate each group as a not very or Not At All Serious security threat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2015 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 Justice Department Probe of Clinton’s E-mail?

    Two federal inspectors general have asked the U.S. Justice Department to open an investigation into how then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handled sensitive information on her private e-mail account. Most voters continue to have national security concerns about Clinton’s behavior but doubt that the federal government will do anything about it.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton’s use of a private, non-government provider for her e-mail while serving as secretary of State raises serious national security concerns. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2015 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 Voters Feel About A 10% Cut in Federal Workers?

    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush last week proposed cutting the number of federal employees by 10% as part of his budgetary assault on what he calls "Mount Washington." Are voters on board? (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 July 22-23, 2015. 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.

  • Voters Say Media Obsessed With Political Controversy

    Why let the issues get in the way of a good story? That’s still the way most voters see the media’s coverage of presidential politics. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 2015 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 Aren’t Buying Obama’s Story About IRS Scandal

    President Obama told comedian Jon Stewart earlier this week that the Internal Revenue Service didn’t target Tea Party and other conservative groups on his watch and that a lack of funding by Congress was to blame for any problems at the tax-collecting agency. But voters still think something criminal was going on and are even more suspicious of what the president knew about it.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters continue to believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted the groups, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 24% say the IRS didn’t break the law when it went after Tea Party and other conservative groups, while just as many (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 2015 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 U.S. Justice System Fair to Most of Us?

    Voters are less likely than ever to think the U.S. system of justice is fair to the majority of Americans. But race remains a big factor in how voters respond. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.