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

    At the end of a week in which stock markets continued their record roar and Senate Democrats growled the necessity of tying a government funding deal to support for DACA, Democrats, joined by four Republicans, voted late last night against stopgap funding to keep government open. Their vote, contradicting a funding measure the House approved Thursday night and shuttering the federal government, comes on the first anniversary of President Trump’s first term in office.

  • 46% Believe Government’s Done Too Little For Young Black Americans

    Now that Donald Trump, accused by many of his detractors of being racist, has replaced America’s first black president, more voters think the government’s not doing enough to improve conditions for America’s black youth, though they think they’re ultimately responsible for improving their own situation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now say the government has done too little to improve conditions for young black Americans, while just 11% think they’ve done too much. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters think the level of government action has been about right, while another 12% 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 January 16-17, 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 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (see trends). 

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

  • Are Illegal Immigrants Taking American Jobs?

    Illegal immigration continues to be a hot-button issue in Congress, but fewer Americans now feel threatened that illegal immigrants are taking their jobs.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigrants take jobs away from U.S. citizens, but 50% disagree. Another 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 January 16-17, 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.

  • Is Trump A Racist?

    Prominent Democrats are now accusing President Trump of being a racist for championing the bringing of higher educated, more skilled immigrants to America, and voters tend to believe they’re right.

    (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 January 16-17, 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 Voters Believe Immigrants Want the American Dream

    As so-called Dreamers, immigrants who were illegally brought to the United States as children and were previously protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), rush to renew their applications to stay in the United States, more voters now believe most immigrants work hard to pursue the American Dream. They also have a favorable opinion of those who are working toward that dream.

    (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 30 & December 3, 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 Conflicted Over Family-First Immigration Policy

    Lost in the furor over whether President Trump used off-color language in a private discussion of legal immigration is the issue he was addressing: Why isn’t the United States admitting higher skilled, better-educated immigrants? Maybe it’s because voters themselves are conflicted.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters continues to favor the president’s plan for a merit-based system for legal immigration, favoring those with a higher level of skills. Thirty-six percent (36%) prefer to keep the existing family-based system, while 18% are undecided. This is little changed from when Trump first raised his proposal in April of last year. (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 January 14-15, 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.

  • Support for Offshore Drilling Falls Sharply

    The Trump administration has announced that it will allow oil and gas drilling in most U.S. coastal waters, although Florida quickly obtained an exemption and other states are expected to follow. But voter support for offshore drilling has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 10 years of regular surveying.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think offshore oil drilling should be allowed, while nearly as many (40%) do not. Seventeen percent (17%) 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 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 10-11, 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.

  • 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 11.

    (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 January 7-11, 2018. 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 See Diminishing Nuclear Threat from North Korea

    With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un talking more diplomatically and North Korea sending athletes to the Winter Olympics in neighboring South Korea, fears of a nuclear attack from the rogue regime in Pyongyang are lessening here.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters still think it is likely that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon to attack the United States, although that includes only 13% who consider it Very Likely. That compares to 50% and 16% respectively in September.

    Fifty-three percent (53%) now feel that a nuclear attack by North Korea is unlikely, up from 41% four months ago, with 16% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (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 January 10-11, 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.