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  • Voters Say Illegal Immigration, Health Care Are Congress’ Priorities

    Voters say illegal immigration and health care are the priorities for the new Congress but aren’t very hopeful that President Trump and Democrats in Congress will work together. Democrats want to get on with impeachment, too.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe illegal immigration is the issue the new Congress should deal with first, closely followed by 24% who want to emphasize health care. Seventeen percent (17%) think the focus should be on President Trump’s impeachment. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (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 .

  • Most Oppose Effort to Impeach Kavanaugh

    The likely new Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee now insists that he has no intention of trying to impeach new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most voters agree with that decision.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters think House Democrats should attempt to impeach Kavanaugh. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed to any impeachment effort against the new high court justice. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 7, 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.

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

    Questions are already circulating about a couple of key Senate races, and Americans are expecting even more turmoil in the months ahead as Democrats return to power in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Most Want Trump, Democrats to Work Together; Democrats Want Impeachment

    Voters strongly believe House Democrats need to focus on areas where they can work with President Trump and congressional Republicans, but as far as Democrats are concerned, impeaching the president is the priority.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of all Likely U.S. Voters think it is more important for the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives to focus on policy areas where it can work with the president and his fellow Republicans. Just 26% say it is more important to focus on Trump’s impeachment. (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 November 7, 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.

  • How We Did, and Why We Did It

    After Tuesday’s midterm elections, mainstream media critics and the so-called “polling analyst” community believes they’ve found a new use for Generic Ballot question results. Their attempted quantifications concerning House-only specific seat changes and popular vote tabulations are both interesting and theoretical. 

  • More Voters Delayed Their Voting Decisions This Year

    More voters waited to make up their minds this year, including nearly one-out-of-three independents who delayed a decision until the final week before Election Day.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of all Likely U.S. Voters decided more than a month ago how they would vote in this year’s congressional elections. Twenty-four percent (24%) decided within the last month. But 26% say they made up their minds only within the last week, with 10% who decided on Election Day. (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 November 7, 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 Agree One Vote Really Does Matter

    Coming out of yesterday’s midterm elections, voters overwhelmingly agree that one person’s vote can make a difference, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they think the process is fair.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters believe one person’s vote really matters. Just 13% disagree. This has changed little in more than seven years.

    Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now think American elections are fair to voters, down just two points from last month’s six-year high. Thirty-eight percent (38%) do not think U.S. elections are fair to voters, but 13% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 4-5, 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.

  • Most Think Congress Should Focus on Passing Good Legislation

    As midterm election results pour in from across the nation, most voters continue to believe it’s incumbent on Congressional representatives to pass good legislation, and are slightly more confident than earlier this year that Capitol Hill will address the nation’s most serious problems.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s a more important role for Congress to pass good legislation. Thirty-two percent (32%) think it’s more important for Congress to prevent bad legislation from becoming law. Ten percent (10%) 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 November 4-5, 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.

  • Trump's October Approval Ties Year-to-Date High

    When tracking President Trump’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

    The president earned a monthly job approval of 49% in October, up two points from September and tying his high for the year to date last reached in April. Fifty percent (50%) disapproved of his job performance last month, down one point from the month before.