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

    Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending June 6.

    This week’s finding remains unchanged from a week ago. Prior to this, that number had been on the decline week-over-week from 43% in early December to 31% by the end of January. It ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 2-6, 2019. 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.

  • Most Say Trump, Congress Need to Work Together

    Voters are more critical of the job Congress is doing, and most continue to believe the legislators should work more with President Trump. They also still think the president, not Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, should set the agenda.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters feel it is better for the country if Congress works with Trump most of the time. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it’s better if Congress opposes the president most of the time. These findings are unchanged from January of last year, but the number who thought it better for the two to work together is down from 56% in January 2017 just before Trump took office. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 12-13, 2019 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.

  • For First Time in Years, Most Feel America’s Best Days Lie Ahead

    Americans are feeling better about the future than they have in over 12 years of regular surveying.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters now say America’s best days are in the future. This is the first time a majority of voters has expressed this sentiment in surveying since November 2006.

    The previous high was 47% in December 2016 just after Donald Trump’s election. But in most surveys over the last 12-plus years, the number of voters who felt America’s best days still lie ahead ran in the mid- to upper 30s.

    Only 28% now think the country’s best days are in the past, a new low. As recently as May 2017, this figure stood at 52%. Eighteen percent (18%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 28-29, 2019 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.

  • Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer Need More Friends

    The 50-50 nation marches on. Half the voters in the country don’t like new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest ranking Democrat in Washington, D.C., but just as many disapprove of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congress’ top Republican.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% have a favorable opinion of Pelosi, while 50% view her unfavorably. This includes 20% with a Very Favorable view of the San Francisco congresswoman and 40% with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 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 Division, Partisanship on the Way in D.C.

    Following the midterm elections, voters still see political division ahead, but they're not quite as pessimistic as they were last year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think politics in Washington, D.C. will become more partisan over the next year. This is down from 57% who felt this way in March of last year but up noticeably from the 40% who believed more partisanship was on the way following Trump’s election two years ago. Just 23% expect more cooperation in Washington over the next year, unchanged from the previous survey, while 26% are not sure what to expect in the coming months. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 8 & 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.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot’s All Tied Up

    The final Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot before Election Day shows Republicans edging ahead by one point, but in essence, the two parties are tied. The survey has a +/-2 percentage point margin of error.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that 46% would choose the Republican candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-five percent (45%) would vote for the Democrat. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 28-November 1, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • Voter Less Fearful of Terrorists; Most Think U.S. Winning War on Terror

    As we approach the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, voters are more confident than they have been in years that the country is safer today than it was before those attacks, and most also agree we’re winning the ongoing War on Terror.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. voters think the United States is safer today than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That’s up from only 31% in November 2017 and the highest level of confidence in the nation’s safety since late 2012.

    Just one-in-three (34%) now believe the United States is not safer than it was before 9/11, down from an all-time high of 60% reached two years ago and the lowest level of worry since December 2012. Nineteen percent (19%) remain unsure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 5-6, 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 Put More Trust in SCOTUS Than Congress, President

    Voters trust the Supreme Court much more than the other branches of the federal government these days, and they think the high court does a good job regulating what the feds can and cannot do.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the Supreme Court above Congress and the president, up significantly from the previous high of 28% in 2015. Just 21% say they trust the president the most, down from findings between 29% and 33% while President Obama was in office. Fifteen percent (15%) put their trust in Congress, down from 21% in 2015 but in line with earlier surveys. Another one-in-four (23%) are not sure which branch of the federal government they put the most trust in. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 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.