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GENERAL POLITICS

  • GOPers, Unaffiliateds Down on TPP More Than Democrats Are

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a mega-trade deal involving the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. President Obama is hoping to get it through Congress before he leaves office because Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both vowed to stop it. Do voters care?

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the TPP, while 48% view the trade deal unfavorably. This includes eight percent (8%) with a Very Favorable opinion of it and 26% with a Very Unfavorable one. But despite the spirited debate over the trade deal in both parties’ presidential primaries, one-in-four voters (26%) don’t know enough about the TPP to voice any opinion of it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 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.

  • Americans Criticize Internet's Impact on Journalism, Politics

    Americans are more negative than ever about the internet’s impact on journalism and politics. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 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 Still Oppose End to U.S. Control of Internet

    Most voters continue to oppose the U.S. government’s decision to cede its last vestige of control over the internet to an international authority and worry that some countries may try to censor web content. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 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 Say No to Further U.S. Nation-Building Efforts

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would put an end to “nation building," a term that in recent years has been used to describe stepped-up efforts to establish democracies in the Middle East by use of the U.S. military and U.S. taxpayer dollars. Few voters believe the government's nation-building efforts have been a success, and most agree with Trump that they should be ended.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the U.S. government continuing its nation-building efforts. Fifty-three percent (53%) oppose such policies. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 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 Think Hillary Likely to Have Done Favors At State for Clinton Foundation Donors

    Following news reports that federal investigators are taking a deeper look at the charitable foundation established by Bill and Hillary Clinton, voters are even more suspicious that the Democratic presidential nominee traded favors to donors while she was secretary of State. 

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 11 and 14, 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.

  • Voters Are Much More Eager to Vote This Year

    Are the stakes higher this election season? Voters seem to think so.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are more likely to vote this year than they have in past election years. Just eight percent (8%) say they are less likely to vote this year, while 23% say they are just as likely to vote this year as they were past years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 9-10, 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.

  • Even More Voters Now See America As A Divided Nation

    Voters don’t share President Obama’s upbeat assessment of the nation and strongly believe the United States is coming apart. Even the majority of his fellow Democrats share that gloomy assessment.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America is a more divided nation than it was four years ago. Clearly voters think things are getting worse because that’s up 11 points from the 61% who felt that way just before Election Day two years ago.

    Only seven percent (7%) say the country is less divided than it was four years ago, while 19% think the level of division is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 9-10, 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 Say No to Unemployment Benefits For Striking Union Workers

    New Jersey last week moved a step closer to making striking union workers eligible for unemployment benefits, but most voters don't welcome that idea where they live.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose a law in their state that would allow union workers to collect unemployment benefits while on strike. Thirty-two percent (32%) favor such a law, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 3-4, 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 Want to See Clinton, Trump Tax Returns, Medical Records

    Republicans are again asking questions about Hillary Clinton's health, while Democrats continue to insist that Donald Trump release his tax returns. Most voters still believe major White House hopefuls should make public recent tax returns, but now most also think they should release their medical records, too.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 9-10, 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes  and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]

  • Most Say Union Leaders Out of Touch With Members

    Most voters – including those who are now or have been union members - believe the majority of union leaders are out of touch with their membership nationwide.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 3-4, 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.

    [Rasmussen Reports analysts Amy Holmes  and Fran Coombs are available for interested media. Please call 732-776-9777 ext. 205 for interviews.]