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

    Floodwaters in the Carolinas and Virginia are cresting this weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has already killed 42 people. But also rising are the floodwaters of the eleventh-hour Democrat opposition to the Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    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.

  • Kavanaugh Has Edge in Voter Trust, But 29% Undecided

    Voters are closely divided over whether U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault a girl when he was in high school, although many are still withholding judgment. But confidence that Kavanaugh will ultimately be confirmed by the Senate is down.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the California woman who has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her when they were teenagers. Slightly more (38%) believe Kavanaugh who has denied the claim. But a sizable 29% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 19-20, 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 Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

    By comparison, President Obama’s job approval rating was -19 on this day in his second year in office.

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  • Most Don't Think Their Fellow Citizens Are Informed Voters

    Most voters still think that they personally know the issues when they go to vote but question whether others do.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 18% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Americans are informed voters, although that's up from 12% a year ago and beats 2016’s previous high of 14%. Nearly two-out-of three (65%), however, still think most Americans are not informed voters. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 17-18, 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 Think Politicians Only Raise Race Issues to Get Elected

    As campaigning for November’s midterm elections ramps up, voters are split over the level of racial discussions on the campaign trail but think those issues only come up in the first place to get votes.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of Likely U.S. Voters think most politicians raise racial issues to get elected, not to address real problems. Just 15% think they raise those issues because they want to address real problems, but 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 17-18, 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 Like Presidential Emergency Text Alert System

    In light of recent weather disasters like Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, the Trump administration may begin using a program which sends out text alerts to all Americans in the event of an emergency, though not without pushback. Voters are generally on board with the idea, but now have a slightly less favorable opinion of the agency behind the alerts.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the sending of presidential text alerts in the case of a national emergency or weather event. Thirty-one percent (31%) oppose such a plan, while 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 17-18, 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.

  • Pennsylvania Governor: Wolf (D) 52%, Wagner (R) 40%

    Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf is sitting comfortably in his bid for reelection in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race.

    The first Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of the race finds Wolf with the support of 52% of Likely Pennsylvania Voters to Republican Scott Wagner’s 40%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, while five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters in Pennsylvania was conducted on September 12-13, 2018 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.

  • Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 52%, Barletta (R) 38%

    Incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. appears comfortably on his way to reelection in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.

    The first Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of the race finds Casey with the support of 52% of Likely Pennsylvania voters to Republican Congressman Lou Barletta’s 38%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters in Pennsylvania was conducted on September 12-13, 2018 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.

  • Voters Aren’t Politically Correct And Say Neither is Trump

    Voters view so-called political correctness as a problem and see it as a wedge used to silence opposition. President Obama was politically correct, they say; President Trump is not.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 17-18, 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.

  • Democrats Expand Lead Over Republicans on Generic Ballot

    Democrats have widened their lead over Republicans on this week's Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-two percent (42%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on September 2-6, 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.