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  • Voters Don’t Think Congress Will Fix the Big Problems

    Most voters continue to believe the Republican-led Congress is doing a poor job, perhaps in part because they lack faith that lawmakers  will do anything about the biggest issues facing the country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters now think Congress is doing a good or excellent job. That’s up just slightly from 13% in November and ties July’s finding, but is significantly lower than the 11-year high of 25% reached a year ago. Fifty-four percent (54%) now think Congress is doing a poor job, virtually unchanged from the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 13-14, 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.

  • 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending February 15.

    This is down three points from last week, which marked the highest level of optimism in almost a year. This finding ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, and rose to the mid-to upper 40s for the first month of the Trump presidency.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from February 11-15, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Democrats Take the Edge in Generic Congressional Ballot

    With midterms on the horizon, voters now seem to want a shift in Congressional leadership.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democratic candidate, while 37% would vote for the Republican. Just five percent (5%) would vote for some other candidate, but another 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 24-25, 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 See A Brighter Future for America Again

    It’s been a rollercoaster year for America when it comes to voters’ outlook on the future of this country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, when thinking about the nation in the context of history, 43% of Likely U.S. Voters now think America’s best days are in the future, while 36% think they’re in the past. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 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 Say U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

    Even though a plurality of voters still think the United States has the upper hand in the War on Terror, they don’t give praise to President Trump for it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s up from 39% in August but down from 45% in January just before Trump took office.

    Just 17% think the terrorists are winning, but 35% say neither side is winning. This shows little change from the previous survey, but the number who say the terrorists are winning has been on the decline since 2014.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 5-6, 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.

  • More Now See Supreme Court as Too Conservative

    The Supreme Court returned to the bench on Monday, at full-strength for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in early 2016. But with his replacement, Justice Neil Gorsuch on the court, voters are now more likely to think the court leans too far right.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the Supreme Court is too conservative in political terms. Twenty-five percent (25%) think the court is too liberal, while another 25% say it is about right, politically speaking. 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 October 2-3, 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 Republicans Now View Mitch McConnell Unfavorably

    Most Republicans don't care much these days for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, making him now the most unpopular of the top congressional leaders. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 13-14, 2017, 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 More Partisanship Coming in D.C.

    Congressional Democrats already say they will oppose everything that President Trump attempts, but most voters think the Republican-Democrat divide is going to get even worse.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that politics in Washington, D.C. will become more partisan over the next year. Only 40% felt that way in mid-November, just after the election. Just as many (39%) said at the time that politics in Washington will become more cooperative, but only 23% think that now. Unchanged is the 20% who are undecided which way things are headed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 38%, Democrats 38%

    Republicans and Democrats remain tied on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending May 14 finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate in their district's congressional race if the election were held today, while another 38% would choose the Democrat instead. Twenty-three percent (23%) prefer a third-party candidate or are undecided.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 10-14, 2015. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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  • Is the Federal Government A Growing Threat?

    Voter distrust in the federal government continues to climb.

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    The national survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 2015 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.