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May 15, 2021

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

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports...

May 14, 2021

Liberal Media Viewers Are Misinformed About Crime in America

Fewer than 50 unarmed black suspects were killed by police last year and more people were killed with knives than with so-called “assault weapons,” but viewers of MSNBC and CNN are far more likely than Fox News viewers to get those facts wrong.

May 14, 2021

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows...

May 13, 2021

Less Than Half of U.S. Voters Confident Government Can Protect Pipelines

Last week’s hacker attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline has raised concerns about the nation’s petroleum supply, and less than half of voters are confident that the federal government can protect against similar attacks in the future.

May 13, 2021

Climate Change: Liberal Media Viewers Think We’re Doomed

Most viewers of MSNBC and CNN believe climate change could doom mankind to extinction within 100 years, and viewers of those networks are also likely to overestimate the amount of global warming that has already occurred.

May 11, 2021

Two-Thirds of Voters Say Border Problem Is a ‘Crisis,’ Most Blame Biden

While the Biden administration has denied that problems at the southern border are a “crisis,” two-thirds of voters disagree and most say that President Joe Biden’s policies are to blame.

May 10, 2021

42% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Forty-two percent (42%) 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 May 6, 2021.

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May 10, 2021

Most Voters Still Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship, But Democrats Do

After Facebook extended its ban of former President Donald Trump, most voters don’t trust censorship decisions by social media companies, but Democratic voters are the exception to the rule.

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May 7, 2021

Most Voters Want to End Protection for Social Media Companies After Trump Facebook Ban

In the wake of Facebook’s decision to permanently ban former President Donald Trump from the platform, a majority of voters now favor ending legal protections for social media companies.

May 6, 2021

Cable News Audience Tunes Out CNN in Post-Trump Era

It may be that the biggest loser in last year’s election wasn’t a political candidate, but CNN, which has seen its ratings drop precipitously since former President Donald Trump left office in January.

Infrastructure Costs in 2021
May 5, 2021

Voters Favor Biden Infrastructure Plan, But More Support Compromise With GOP

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan has support from a majority of voters, but an even larger majority want Biden and Democrats to compromise with congressional Republicans infrastructure spending.

May 4, 2021

Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of April 25-29, 2021 rose to 86.9, up from 83.7 two weeks earlier. The index is now as high as it’s been since early February; it reached a record low of 82.3 in late March.

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May 3, 2021

Voters Not Very Confident in Biden’s Ability to Deal With Terrorism Threat

Most voters view domestic terrorism as a greater danger to America than foreign threats, and don’t have much confidence that President Biden can cope with the threat.

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April 30, 2021

Biden’s Monthly Approval Sees Little Change in April

When tracking President Biden’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture.

Immigrant Benefits
April 29, 2021

Voters Say ‘No’ to Benefits for Illegal Immigrants

An overwhelming majority of American voters oppose government benefits for illegal immigrants, and most believe the availability of such benefits is a magnet that encourages illegals to enter the country.

April 29, 2021

Only 36% of Voters Say Biden’s First 100 Days a Success

Friday will mark President Joe Biden’s 100th day in office, but most voters don’t give him high marks at this milestone of his presidency, and many still doubt that Biden won last year’s election fairly.

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April 27, 2021

Gun Control: Voters Say Enforcing Existing Laws Will Do More to Reduce Violence

Nearly half of voters believe America needs stricter gun control laws, but a majority believe stricter enforcement of existing gun laws will do more to reduce violence.

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April 27, 2021

55% of Voters Say Anti-Cop Rhetoric from Politicians Endangers Police

Criticism of police from politicians isn’t improving law enforcement, according to a majority of voters who say anti-police rhetoric makes life more dangerous for cops.

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April 26, 2021

Majority Say Kamala Harris Not Qualified to Become President

Most voters have an unfavorable impression of Vice President Kamala Harris, and GOP voters in particular doubt she is qualified to become president.

Race Relations in 2021
April 23, 2021

Most Americans Believe Race Relations Getting Worse

A majority of Americans think race relations in the United States are bad and getting worse.