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November 20, 2008

Just 17% Say Nation Heading in Right Direction

Despite an historic post-election drop in the stock market, Americans seem a bit more optimistic about the future since Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States last week.

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November 19, 2008

Democrats Lead by Four in Generic Congressional Ballot

Two weeks after an historic election in which Democrats won the White House and increased their control of Congress, the party leads by four on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

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November 18, 2008

Younger Voters Grow More Confident in Social Security System

Over a third (36%) of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 now say they are at least somewhat confident in the Social Security system, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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November 13, 2008

More Voters Say Nation Headed in Right Direction After Election Day

Despite an historic post-election drop in the stock market, Americans seem a bit more optimistic about the future since Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States last week.

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November 11, 2008

Republicans Pull within Two on Generic Congressional Ballot

Following an historic election in which Democrats won the White House and increased their control of Congress, voters appear to be adopting a wait-and-see attitude on granting ongoing control to the victorious party.

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November 6, 2008

55% Say Congress Is Doing A Poor Job, 30% of Democrats Don’t Know Who Harry Reid Is

Fifty-five percent (55%) of U.S. voters rate the current Democratic-led Congress’ job performance as poor in a new Rasmussen Reports survey taken the night after Election Day. Just 11% think Congress is doing a good or excellent job.

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November 5, 2008

Confidence About Iraq Hits All-Time High

Voter confidence about the situation in Iraq has hit an all time high.

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November 4, 2008

First Time Voters Heavily Favor Democrats on Generic Ballot

The Democrats now lead Republicans by six percentage points on the Election Day edition of the generic congressional ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 47% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 41% would choose the Republican candidate.

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October 30, 2008

Democrats Lead by Seven in Generic Congressional Ballot

The Democrats have skipped to a seven-point lead in the final Election 2008 edition of the generic congressional ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 47% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 40% would choose the Republican candidate.

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October 23, 2008

Democrats’ Lead Slips in Generic Congressional Ballot

The Democrats’ lead over the GOP slipped two points over the past week in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 45% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 39% would choose the Republican candidate.

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October 16, 2008

Democrats Still Ahead by Eight in Generic Congressional Ballot

The Democrats’ lead remains unchanged in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 46% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 38% would choose the Republican candidate.

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October 8, 2008

Majority Still Say U.S. Is Winning War on Terror

A majority of voters (52%) continue to believe the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror, and nearly as many (48%) say America is safer today than it was before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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October 7, 2008

Generic Congressional Ballot Remains Steady

The Democrats’ lead has held steady this week in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 45% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 37% would choose the Republican candidate.

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October 6, 2008

Voters Now Trust Democrats More on All Ten Key Electoral Issues

Voters now trust Democrats more than Republicans on all ten key electoral issues tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

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October 2, 2008

Generic Ballot: Democrats Take Nine-Point Advantage

The Democrats have modestly expanded their lead in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 46% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 37% would choose the Republican candidate.

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October 2, 2008

Partisan Trends In September: 38.4% Democrats 34.4% Republicans

In September, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Republicans increased a percentage point from 33.2% in August to 34.4% in September.

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September 30, 2008

Plurality, For First Time, Says Iraq War Will Be Judged A Success

For the first time since Rasmussen Reports began polling on the issue, a plurality of voters in September say the U.S. mission in Iraq will be viewed as a success in the long term.

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September 28, 2008

Voters Divided on Whether America’s Best Days Are in the Future or the Past

In the midst of an economic crisis and an historic presidential election, voting Americans are evenly divided as to whether the nation’s best days lie ahead or in the past. Still, the current results are among the most optimistic of the past two years.

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September 26, 2008

Rasmussen Markets Update: Bailout Bill Likely to Pass

At 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday afternoon, Rasmussen Markets data suggested there was a 68% chance the federal bailout bill will pass Congress by the end of this month. Expectations soared as high as 93% yesterday before sinking to a low of 60% early Friday morning.

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September 25, 2008

Generic Congressional Ballot Remains Steady this Week

The Democrats’ lead in the Generic Congressional Ballot has changed little over the past week. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if given the choice, 45% of voters would choose their district’s Democratic candidate, while 38% would choose the Republican candidate.