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March 29, 2007

20% Say Congress Doing Good or Excellent Job, 41% Say Poor

Twenty percent (20%) of Americans give Congress a good or excellent rating these days.

March 22, 2007

Despite Slightly More Optimism About War on Terror, 54% Still Believe Iraq Mission Will Be Judged a Failure

The number of likely voters who believe that the U.S. and its allies are winning the war on terror is now 38%, up from 36% in February, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the issue.

February 27, 2007

Poll: 54% Say History Will Judge U.S. Mission in Iraq as a Failure

Confidence that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror declined slightly over the last month. Most Americans (54%) believe that in the long run the U.S. mission in Iraq will be judged a failure. Just 29% say it will ultimately be viewed as a success.

February 5, 2007

Poll: 71% Expect Democrats to Control Congress After 2008 Elections

Seventy-one percent (71%) of American voters believe that Democrats are at least somewhat likely to retain control of Congress following the 2008 elections.

January 8, 2007

38% Believe It's Better For Different Parties to Control Congress and White House

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of American voters believe it’s better for the country when one political party controls Congress and the other major party controls the White House.

January 8, 2007

Confidence in War on Terror Falls Again

Confidence that that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror has fallen once again. For the second straight survey, both conducted following the report from the Iraq Study Group, a plurality believes that the terrorists are winning.

December 11, 2006

Confidence in War on Terror Falls Sharply

Following release of the Iraq Study Group report, confidence that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror has fallen sharply. Just 35% believe the Western allies are winning.

November 20, 2006

After Election, Confidence in War on Terror Up

The first post-election update to our War on Terror tracking shows increased confidence regarding the United States’ position. Forty-five percent (45%) of respondents now say the United States and its allies are winning the war--a five-point increase since the last survey.

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November 12, 2006

War on Terror Update: 40% Believe U.S. and Allies Winning the War on Terror

Forty percent (40%) of American voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror.

October 28, 2006

War on Terror Update: An Upswing in Confidence

The most recent Rasmussen Reports update survey on the War on Terror shows a slight rebound in confidence among the American public.

October 11, 2006

War on Terror Update

In the lowest display of confidence in the United States’ position in the war on terror since Rasmussen Reports began polling on the subject two years ago, just 31% of American adults say the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror.

September 20, 2006

Just After 9/11 Anniversary, Most Still Say We're Winning War on Terror

Forty-one percent (41%) say the U.S. and its allies are winning the war on terror, unchanged from our poll conducted just days before the fifth 9/11 anniversary commemorations and the President's national address.

September 10, 2006

War on Terror Update: 41% Believe U.S. Winning

Forty-one percent (41%) of Americans now believe the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s up slightly from 38% a month ago, but last month’s reading matched the lowest level ever recorded.

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September 1, 2006

Partisan Trends

The number of Americans calling themselves Republican has fallen to its lowest level in more than two-and-a-half years. Just 31.9% of American adults now say they’re affiliated with the GOP. That’s down from 37.2% in October 2004 and 34.5% at the beginning of 2006.

August 17, 2006

War on Terror Update: Thwarted Attack Has Little Impact on Public Confidence

Last week's news from London about a thwarted terrorist attack had little impact on public confidence in the War on Terror.

August 7, 2006

War on Terror Update: Pessimism Returns

Confidence that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror has fallen sharply in the past month.

August 4, 2006

Partisan Trends: Republicans Near Two-Year Low

As we head into Election 2006, America is trending slightly towards the Democrats. Perhaps more precisely, the nation appears to be trending away from Republicans.

July 11, 2006

A Turning Tide in the War on Terror?

The latest results of Rasmussen Reports’ monthly survey on the War on Terror show signs that Americans may be becoming more cautiously optimistic about their country’s performance.

June 29, 2006

Congressional Ballot: Dems 47%, GOP 34%

A Rasmussen Reports national opinion survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that 47% would vote for the Democrat in their district if the election were held today.

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June 12, 2006

Post al-Zarqawi: Reduced Pessimism About War On Terror

The death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi reduced pessimism about the War on Terror over the weekend, but had little impact on overall perceptions of the situation in Iraq or the President’s handling of it.