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GENERAL POLITICS

  • Should Time Between Election and Inauguration Be Shorter?

    President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is still one day away, even though he officially won the presidency more than two months ago. But voters don’t seem to mind the wait. (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 January 17-18, 2017. 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 Think U.S. Intelligence Agencies Play Politics

    As the debate over Russian hacking efforts during the presidential campaign continues, voters here generally approve of the job U.S. intelligence agencies are doing but also suspect that they play politics. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 5 and 8, 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.

  • GOP Voters More Aligned With Trump Than Congress

    Most voters share the views of the president and the party coming to power, but Republicans identify a lot more with Donald Trump than with the GOP Congress.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of all Likely U.S. Voters identify with the GOP team: 37% feel Trump's views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues facing the country, while another 16% feel most closely in sync with the average Republican member of Congress. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say the views of the average Democratic member of Congress are closest to their own. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 3-4, 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 See Major Government Spending Cuts On The Way

    With Republicans set to control both Congress and the White House, more voters than ever are expecting significant cuts in government spending. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 28-29, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Say Media Still Anti-Trump

    Voters remain critical of the news coverage of Donald Trump and think the media is still showing the same bias against him that it displayed during the presidential campaign.

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 2, 2017. 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

  • Cable News Viewers Still Turn To Fox First

    Most voters turn to cable news for political coverage, and Fox News remains the top channel for these viewers. But voters still remain dubious of much of the political news they are getting.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, in a typical week, 75% of Likely U.S. Voters say they watch cable news networks for their political news at least occasionally. That includes 21% who say they do so several times a week and 25% who watch every day. Twenty-four percent (24%) say they rarely or never watch cable news networks for politics. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2, 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.

  • Obama Fans Approve of His Last-Minute Actions; Others Don’t

    Barack Obama supporters think it’s great that the president is making major policy decisions in his final days in office even though many are opposed by President-elect Donald Trump. Other voters say Obama should defer to the next president.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s fine for presidents in their closing weeks in office to make big moves in areas that don’t require immediate action. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree and say they should leave those policy decisions to the next president. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2, 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.

  • Americans React Calmly to Berlin Attack

    While Europe cleans up the mess from its latest terrorist outrage, Americans aren’t overly concerned about terror on these shores this holiday season and don’t expect more of it in the years to come.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters are even somewhat concerned about a possible terrorist attack in the area where they live this holiday season, with only 16% who are Very Concerned. Most voters (62%) don’t share that concern, with 25% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 20-21, 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 Have More Faith in U.S. Society These Days

    Voters’ faith in society has jumped since the beginning of the year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe American society is generally fair and decent, up from 54% in February and the highest finding since April 2013. Thirty percent (30%) say American society is generally unfair and discriminatory, down four points from February. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 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 More Supportive of Pulling Troops Out of Europe

    Voters still think the United States needs to spend more on defense, but they’re also more inclined to pull U.S. troops out of Europe if the countries there don't meet their fair share of the costs. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 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.