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March 2, 2008

Party ID: Dem 41.5% GOP 31.8%

As the public image of the Democratic Party shifted from Congress to the Presidential campaign trail, the number of Democrats in the United States has soared. In fact, during the month of February, the Democrat’s numerical advantage over the Republican Party grew to the highest level ever measured by Rasmussen Reports.

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February 20, 2008

Obama Now Overwhelming Favorite to Win Democratic Presidential Nomination

On the morning after his big victory in Wisconsin, Rasmussen Markets data showed that Barack Obama had a 79% chance of winning the Democratic Presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton’s prospects had fallen to just 20%.

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February 19, 2008

61% Want Troops Home from Iraq Within a Year

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 61% of Americans would like to see U.S. troops brought home from Iraq within a year.

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February 17, 2008

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44% Republicans 40%

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if the Congressional Election were held today, 44% of American voters say they would vote for the Democrat in their district and 40% would opt for the Republican

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February 13, 2008

Rasmussen Markets Update: Potomac Primary Has Little Impact

Barack Obama and John McCain rolled up big victories in the “Potomac Primary” yesterday, but it had little impact on their prospects for the nomination.

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February 13, 2008

Congress: 15% Good or Excellent, 46% Poor

Just 15% of American voters say that Congress is doing a good or an excellent job. A recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 46% now give Congress a poor rating. Bleak as those figures are, they reflect a modest improvement from a month ago when just 13% were willing to give the legislators good or excellent marks for their efforts.

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February 12, 2008

60% Want Troops Home from Iraq Within a Year

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 60% of Americans would like to see U.S. troops brought home from Iraq within a year.

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February 11, 2008

Rasmussen Market Update: Expectations of Obama Victory Rise Sharply

Expectations that Barack Obama will be the Democratic Presidential nominee soared following the Senator’s weekend string of victories in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington, and Maine. As of Monday morning, Rasmussen Markets data gave Obama a 70% chance of representing the Democratic Party in November’s election.

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February 10, 2008

Confidence in War on Terror Grows to Highest Level in Three Years

The latest Rasmussen Reports tracking poll finds that 49% of Americans now say the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror (see crosstabs). That’s up from 43% a month ago and is the highest level of confidence measured in more than three years.

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February 7, 2008

Just 19% Say Nation Better Off Than Four Years Ago

Just 19% of America’s voters believe the nation is better off today than it was four years ago. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 74% disagree.Just 4% of Democrats believe the nation is better off while 91% disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) of unaffiliated voters say the nation is better off.

February 6, 2008

Rasmussen Markets Update: Clinton, Obama Show to Continue… for a Long Time

While Super Tuesday confirmed John McCain as the likely Republican Presidential Nominee, it left the Democratic race unsettled. Amazingly enough, after all the rush of states to move their primaries up on the calendar, it now appears that states voting after the big February 5 event will have a bigger impact in terms of deciding the nominee.

February 6, 2008

Rasmussen Markets Update: McCain Feeling Super on Wednesday Morning

The race to determine the Republican Presidential Nominee effectively ended on Super Tuesday. As expected, John McCain won the delegate-rich winner-take-all states of New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Arizona, Connecticut, and Delaware.

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February 5, 2008

Number of Democrats In Country Hits Four-Year High During First Month of Election 2008

During January, the media attention focused on battles within the nation’s leading political parties—Obama vs. Clinton vs. Edwards and McCain vs. Romney vs. Huckabee. But, during the first month of voting in Election 2008, the message going out to millions of Americans provided a solid boost for the Democratic brand.

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February 3, 2008

It's the Economy: "Very Important" to 80% of Likely Voters

As the federal government acts to head off a recession, 80% of likely American voters tell Rasmussen Reports that the Economy is of top importance to them as an electoral issue.

January 29, 2008

McCain Wins Florida, Heavily Favored to Win Nomination

John McCain won Florida’s Republican Presidential Primary and moved a giant step closer to capturing the Republican Presidential nomination.

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January 29, 2008

59% Want Troops Home from Iraq Within Year

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 59% of Americans would like to see U.S. troops brought home from Iraq within a year.

January 27, 2008

Florida: Romney 33% McCain 27%

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Florida shows former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney earning 33% of the vote while Arizona Senator John McCain attracts 27%.

January 25, 2008

Rasmussen Markets See Romney as Debate Winner

Rasmussen Markets data suggests that Mitt Romney gained ground in Florida during last night’s televised debate. When the debate began, the market results showed Romney with a 54% chance of winning Florida’s Primary next Tuesday.

January 20, 2008

Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 43% Republicans 38%

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if the Congressional Election were held today, 43% of American voters say they would vote for the Democrat in their district and 38% would opt for the Republican

January 19, 2008

Rasmussen Markets Update: For Democrats, New Hampshire plus Nevada equals Iowa

Following her victory in Nevada, Rasmussen Markets data shows that Hillary Clinton has regained the frontrunner status she enjoyed before the Iowa caucuses.