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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Americans Say Manchester-like Attack Likely in U.S.

    Most Americans think it’s likely a terrorist attack comparable to the Manchester bombing will happen in the United States, but they're not afraid to attend big events. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults believe it’s at least Somewhat Likely there will be a terrorist attack in the United States in the next year like the one in Manchester, England, including 36% who feel it’s Very Likely. Fifteen percent (15%) feel it’s Not Very or Not At All Likely a similar terrorist attack will happen in the country in the next year. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 23-24, 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 Don't Agree With Decision to Free Manning

    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing classified government documents to the website WikiLeaks, was released from prison earlier this month after President Obama commuted her sentence as one of his final presidential actions. But few voters view Manning favorably and most disagree with Obama’s parting decision.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters hold at least a somewhat favorable view of Manning, formerly known as Bradley, including just seven percent (7%) with a Very Favorable view. Most voters (53%) have an unfavorable opinion of Manning, including 32% with a Very Unfavorable one. Still, 22% don’t know enough about her to venture an opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 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 Pope An Ally or Enemy of the U.S.?

    President Trump and his family met with Pope Francis in the Vatican earlier this week, and while the meeting was met with mixed emotions, voters still generally believe the United States has a friend in the pope.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think Pope Francis is an ally of the United States. Just six percent (6%) think he is an enemy of the United States, while 35% think he is somewhere in between. Another 10% 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 May 23-24, 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.

  • How Do Voters Feel About NATO?

    President Trump is heading to Brussels today for the NATO summit, and support for the organization is up as voters continue to see a need for the alliance more than 60 years after it was formed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a Somewhat Favorable opinion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including 25% who have a Very Favorable one. Just 22% have a Somewhat Unfavorable or Very Unfavorable impression of the alliance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 81% Think Weiner Should Do Prison Time

    Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to texting sexually explicit material to an underage girl, and voters strongly believe he should be put in prison for it.

    Weiner faces up to 10 years in prison, although federal prosecutors are only seeking a sentence ranging from 21 to 27 months. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters agree Weiner should be required to spend at least some time in prison. Just seven percent (7%) disagree, although 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Comey Controversy: Genuine Concern or Partisan Politics?

    President Trump's recent decision to fire FBI Director James Comey sparked a media firestorm, but voters are divided as to whether questions about the move are genuine or political in nature. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 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.

  • 51% Say Trump Puts Himself Above Country

    President Trump campaigned on the promise to "Make America Great Again" but U.S. voters tend to think he's more concerned with what's best for himself rather than the country. Voters are more likely to say his predecessor put the country first.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that when President Trump makes a decision, he is more concerned with what's best for himself than he is the country or his political party. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say he is more concerned with the interests of the country when he makes decisions, while just seven percent (7%) say he is most concerned with his party. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 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 See Trump Pressure on FBI But Still Expect Full Russia Probe

    Most voters believe President Trump tried to shut down the probe of any connections between his associates and the Russians but are confident the FBI will thoroughly investigate the matter despite the firing of Director James Comey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 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.

  • 51% Disagree With Trump’s Firing of Comey

    Voters aren’t overly impressed with James Comey’s performance as FBI director, but just over half disagree with President Trump’s decision to fire him.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 33% of Likely U.S. Voters rate Comey’s job performance as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as good or excellent. Twenty-five percent (25%) say he did a poor job. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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  • 57% Say Nuclear War Likely This Century

    As tensions rise with North Korea and Russia, Americans suspect a nuclear war is coming, but they’re also more confident than they have been in years that the United States will still be the world’s dominant power at the end of the century.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that a war with nuclear weapons is likely before the end of the 21st century, with 24% who consider it Very Likely. Thirty-two percent (32%) see a nuclear war as unlikely in the next 80-plus years, but that includes just five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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