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  • Voters Want Tightly-Controlled Borders

    Voters want to crack down on illegal immigration, and to many, that still means locking down the borders.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s better for the United States to tightly control who comes into the country. That’s down from last May when 57% felt tightly controlling the border was the best option. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 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 Money Too Big A Hurdle for Most to Run for Congress

    Following the most expensive congressional race in history, voters agree money makes it impossible for most people to run for Congress, but they also still believe that money is not the most important factor in an election.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is possible for anyone to run for Congress. Seventy-one percent (71%) say the amount of money necessary for a campaign makes it impossible for most people to run. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 20-21, 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 Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures for Trump include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).

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  • 76% of GOP Voters Believe Most Reporters Biased Against Trump

    Voters are still critical of the news coverage President Trump is getting and continue to believe most reporters are out to get him.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 34% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the media coverage of the president as good or excellent. Forty-four percent (44%) describe the coverage of Trump as poor. Both findings are up slightly from January just before Trump took office and are consistent with views of the media coverage of last year's Clinton. vs. Trump presidential campaign. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 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 Don’t Trust Anonymous Sources

    President Trump’s deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein warned the American public late last week against putting much stock in news stories that cite anonymous officials. Voters seem to agree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most news stories that are based on anonymous sources. Fifty-two percent (52%) don’t believe stories from anonymous sources, but 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 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 It's Easier to Stay in U.S. Illegally Than Other Countries

    Voters think it's easier to enter the United States illegally and stay here illegally than it is in most other countries around the globe.              

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s easier to stay in the United States once a person has entered the country illegally compared to most other nations in the world. Twelve percent (12%) believe it’s harder to stay in the United States illegally, while 24% feel the level of difficulty compared to other nations is about the same. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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

  • Most Think America is More Divided Since Trump

    Five months into Donald Trump’s presidency, voters think Americans are even more at odds.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think America has become more divided after the first few months of the Trump presidency. Just 10% think the country has become less divided since President Trump took office, while 28% think the level of division is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Anger Runs High on Both Sides of the Trump Divide

    Half the voters in the country are angry at President Trump. The other half are angry at those who oppose him.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters are angry at the president, with 32% who are Very Angry. Slightly more (51%) are angry at the president’s political opponents, but that includes slightly fewer (28%) who are Very Angry. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 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 Favor Probe of Obama Staffers' Use of Intelligence Info

    Republicans strongly suspect that senior Obama administration officials used secret U.S. intelligence information for political ammunition, and voters think that's worth investigating. But few believe criminal charges are likely.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress or the FBI should investigate whether top officials under President Obama leaked secretly gathered intelligence information to the media to hurt political opponents. Thirty-eight percent (38%) oppose such an investigation. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 35% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-five percent (35%) 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 15.   

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 11-15, 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.