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  • Most Say Saudis Need to Do More to Fight Radical Islamic Terrorism

    President Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia this week to reinvigorate the U.S.-Saudi alliance, but voters still think there’s a long way to go.

    Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters now view Saudi Arabia as an ally of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That compares to 17% in January of last year and 26% in January 2015.

    Eleven percent (11%) consider the Saudis an enemy, but that’s down dramatically from the 29% of Americans who felt that way six years ago. Fifty-nine percent (59%) rate them somewhere in between. (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.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 29% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. (see trends).

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

  • 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.

  • 34% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-four percent (34%) 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 18.   

    That’s down three points from the previous week and is the lowest weekly finding since President Trump took office. This number dipped to 35% in late-March, the previous lowest level in the Trump administration, before moving back to the low-40s in mid-April. It ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016.

    (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 14-18, 2017. 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.

  • 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.

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

    Americans appear to be buying some of the allegations against President Trump despite the lack of any hard evidence so far. Predictably, however, as with most things Trump, there’s an enormous partisan difference of opinion.

  • 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.

  • Nate’s Silver Hammer Misses The Mark by Ted Carroll

    On behalf of Rasmussen Reports, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all the attendees at this week’s annual public opinion research conference in New Orleans. This year’s conference theme, Embracing Change and Diversity in Public Opinion and Social Science Research, signals a new opinion research industry willingness “to welcome both the challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing public opinion and research methodology landscape and an increasingly diverse population.”

  • More Voters View Cyberattack As Act of War

    In the wake of the international WannaCry cyberattack, voters say cyberattacks from other countries do greater economic damage than military attacks do and believe more strongly than ever that such attacks should be seen as an act of war.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a major cyberattack on the United States by another country should be viewed as an act of war. That’s up from 57% in late 2014 after alleged attacks by North Korea and Iran and 55% in April 2013 following a cyberattack on South Korea.  Only 17% now say such an attack should not be viewed as an act of war, but a sizable 21% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.