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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 32% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to beth@rasmussenreports.com.

  • Voters Think Feds, Not States, Should Decide Abortion Policy

    Few voters think it’s too hard to get an abortion in America today, but several states are moving to make it harder. Voters still tend to think abortion policy should be set at the federal level, however.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s too hard to get an abortion in the United States, but that’s up from a previous high of 25% in September 2014. Thirty-six percent (36%) say it’s too easy, a finding that has run from 33% to 49% in surveying since 2010. Twenty-four percent (24%) rate the level of difficulty as about right, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 16 and 19, 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.

  • 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 May 16.

    This week’s finding is down two points 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.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 5-9, 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.

  • Voters Still See Skills-Based Legal Entry As Immigration Fix

    Voters continue to believe the U.S. immigration system is broken and still tend to favor shifting to the skills-based system that President Trump is proposing.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Senator Lindsey Graham’s assessment last week that “we have a perfect storm brewing at the border because of a series of broken and outdated laws related to asylum and children.” Just 24% disagree with the South Carolina Republican’s statement, but nearly as many (21%) are undecided. Graham introduced a major immigration reform package in the Senate last week. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 16 and 19, 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.

  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

    In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports...

  • Americans Are More Comfortable with Existing Infrastructure

    Repairing America’s infrastructure may be the only thing President Trump and congressional Democrats can agree on, but Americans aren’t nearly as worried about the country’s roads and bridges these days. They’re still not overly enthusiastic about paying for any repairs anyway.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults regard infrastructure – roads, bridges, dams, tunnels and the like – in the area where they live as safe, with 16% who say it’s Very Safe. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and see their local infrastructure as unsafe, but that includes only eight percent (8%) who say it’s Not At All Safe. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 8-9, 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.

  • 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.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    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.

  • Voters See More Congressional Gridlock Ahead

    Voters continue to say that illegal immigration is the most pressing issue for Congress, but they also still have very little confidence that President Trump and congressional Democrats can get anything done.

    Just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters are even somewhat confident that Trump and the Democratic majority in the House can work together to do what’s best for the American people. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% lack that confidence. This includes eight percent (8%) who are Very Confident the two sides can work together and 40% who are Not At All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • White House Watch: Trump Bests Harris One-on-One

    Senator Kamala Harris of California is no threat to President Trump in a new White House Watch hypothetical 2020 matchup.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters choose Trump, while Harris earns 42% support. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 5,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 28-May 2 and May 5- 9, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1.5 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 Want Government to Get Tough on Those Who Overstay Visas

    While the Trump administration works to shift U.S. visa policy to a merit-based system rather than a family-based one, most voters continue to favor a crackdown on those who overstay their welcome.

    As recently as 2017, over 600,000 of those who entered the United States on legal visas overstayed, and a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government should find these individuals and make them go home. Just 21% disagree, while 17% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 30-May 1, 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.