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

    To quote the Bard, the Trump vs. Pelosi show is “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” So the partial government shutdown enters a record-breaking fifth week.

  • Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer Need More Friends

    The 50-50 nation marches on. Half the voters in the country don’t like new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest ranking Democrat in Washington, D.C., but just as many disapprove of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congress’ top Republican.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% have a favorable opinion of Pelosi, while 50% view her unfavorably. This includes 20% with a Very Favorable view of the San Francisco congresswoman and 40% with a Very Unfavorable one. (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, 2019 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 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. (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 .

  • Voters Say Current Government Too Big for Founding Fathers

    Most voters aren't scared of the federal government, but they think there's more of it than the country's Founders intended.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s Founding Fathers would regard today’s federal government as too big. But that's down from 71% the first time Rasmussen Reports asked this question five years ago. Only four percent (4%) think the Founders would view the government as too small if they came back today. Just 23% feel they would see the size of the federal government as about right. (To see survey question, 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 U.S. Voters was conducted on January 14-15, 2019 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 Still Report Little Personal Impact From Shutdown

    Voters don’t care too much for the federal government, and the number who say they have been badly hurt by the continuing government shutdown remains small.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 10% of Likely U.S. Voters say they have been personally affected by the shutdown in a major way. Another 35% say that in terms of their own personal life, they have felt a minor impact, while 54% say the shutdown has had no impact at all on them. (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, 2019 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 Warmly Embrace 'Green New Deal'

    An increasing number of elected Democrats including several presidential hopefuls are endorsing a so-called Green New Deal although the details vary. Democratic voters love the concept, but other voters still aren't convinced.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely Democratic Voters favor a Green New Deal that would focus on climate change, income inequality and racial injustice. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Republicans are opposed. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 38% favor a Green New Deal that emphasizes these issues, while slightly more (41%) oppose it.

    (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 & 13, 2019 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 Believe the Government Spies on Journalists, Political Opponents

    Voters strongly believe journalists and political opponents are targets of spying by the U.S. government, and they don’t trust the judgment of the feds when they do it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the U.S. government spies on critical journalists and political opponents, but 24% think it’s unlikely. This includes 30% who think it’s Very Likely the government spies on these groups and six percent (6%) who think it’s Not At All Likely. Another 14% 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 & 13, 2019 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.

  • Ocasio-Cortez vs. Trump, and the Winner Is…

    Though just one-in-three voters have a favorable opinion of freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, if she were old enough to run for president in 2020, she’d give President Trump a run for his money.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the 2020 presidential race was between Trump and Ocasio-Cortez, 43% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for Trump, while 40% would vote for Ocasio-Cortez. A sizable 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 and 13, 2019 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 See Negative Impact From Illegal Immigrants

    Voters continue to measure illegal immigration by how much crime and financial strain it brings into the United States.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigrants are a significant strain on the U.S. budget. That’s unchanged from July and in line with the 49% who felt the same way in early 2017. This finding is down, however, from the 67% who thought illegal immigrants were a significant strain on the budget when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in March 2010. (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 & 13, 2019 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.

  • 36% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-six percent (36%) 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 January 10.

    This week’s finding is down one point from last week  and the lowest in more than a year. This number has been on the decline week-over-week from 43% in early December. This finding ran in the 40s for most weeks last year after being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

    (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 6-10, 2019. 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.