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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Most Likely to Skip Comey’s Book, Question Its Accuracy

    Fired FBI Director James Comey’s new book and related media interviews don’t seem to be winning any converts. Most voters say they’re unlikely to read the book, perhaps in part because they’re closely divided over whether Comey’s telling the truth or just taking a political shot at President Trump.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” to be an accurate portrayal of his dealings with Trump. Slightly more (42%) view it as a politically motivated attack on the president. 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 April 16-17, 2018 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.

  • Republicans Happy to See Comey Go; Democrats Not So Much

    Was firing FBI Director James Comey last year a good idea by President Trump? It depends on who you ask.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Trump’s decision last year to fire Comey, up five points from last May shortly after he was terminated as FBI Director. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree with Trump’s decision to fire Comey, down from 51%. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2018 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 Think Both Parties Have Lost Touch

    Even with Republicans now in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress, most GOP voters still feel like they don’t have a voice in Washington, D.C.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Republican Voters now believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters throughout the nation. Just 24% of Republicans now think their representatives have done a good job representing the party’s values. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 and 23, 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.

  • Fewer Voters Think Judges Play Politics

    Fewer voters now see politics as a factor in judicial decisions, but Democrats are much more convinced of that than others are.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters still think most judges are impartial and guided by the law. Slightly more (44%) say politics influences most judges’ decisions, but this belief has been trending down from a high of 57% when we first asked this question in June 2016 following then-candidate Donald Trump's criticism of the judge presiding over the Trump University case. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 10-11, 2018 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.

  • Under Trump, Voters See A More Divided Nation. But Who's To Blame?

    Voters see a more divided America since Donald Trump was elected president, but they don’t put all the blame on him.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America is more divided since President Trump’s election, while 14% think it’s less divided. Twenty-eight percent (28%) feel the level of division is about the same as it was before Trump’s presidency. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 12 and 15, 2018 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.

  • Few Praise Comey’s Tenure at FBI; More Want Him Prosecuted

    Former FBI Director James Comey has taken to print and the airwaves to angrily denounce President Trump, the man who fired him last year. But voters don’t rate Comey’s FBI performance too highly, and more think he should be legally punished for leaking to the media.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that Comey was a better FBI director than most of those who held the job before him. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say he did a worse job this his predecessors, while nearly as many (35%) rate his job performance as about the same as theirs. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 12 and 15, 2018 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.

  • For Most Voters, U.S. Is The Best Nation in the World

    Most voters believe the United States is superior to other nations around the world, but suspect that creates higher expectations from other countries.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States is the best nation in the world, a finding that is little changed from the last time this question was asked in October 2015. Twenty percent (20%) disagree, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 8-9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. 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 Not Overly Excited About Privatizing the VA

    The ousted secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, said he was canned because he opposed privatizing care for veterans. One-in-three voters support privatization of the VA department, as positive views of the department are up.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters think privatizing the Department of Veterans Affairs would be good for veterans, while 39% think it would be bad. Ten percent (10%) believe privatization would have no impact, and another 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 29 & April 1, 2018 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.

  • Who Works Harder – Trump, Congress or You?

    Most voters remain convinced that they work harder than Congress, but they’re less sure when it comes to President Trump.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the average member of Congress works harder than they do, but that’s up slightly from 10% nearly four years ago.  Seventy percent (70%) think they work harder than Congress, down from 76% in the previous survey. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 29 and April 1, 2018 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 Reject Repeal of the Second Amendment

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an op-ed in The New York Times last week calling for repeal of the Second Amendment in light of the current gun control debate, but Americans aren't rushing to embrace that idea.

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 27-28, 2018 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.