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March 2, 2009
Congress is poised to give the vote to Washington, D.C.’s representative in the House of Representatives, but 40% of U.S. voters say it’s a better idea to give the city’s residential areas back to Maryland so they can be represented by legislators from that state.
February 27, 2009
When it comes to important national issues, 73% of adults nationwide trust the judgment of the American people more than that of America’s political leaders.
February 26, 2009
October, as the meltdown of the financial industry gained momentum following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 59% of U.S. voters agreed with Ronald Reagan that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
February 24, 2009
Americans are closely divided over the need for continued affirmative action programs now the country has elected its first African-American president.
February 20, 2009
Thirty-five percent (35%) of U.S. voters have a favorable opinion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
February 15, 2009
Just 38% of U.S. voters think that the government should require all radio stations to offer equal amounts of conservative and liberal political commentary.
February 11, 2009
When it comes to the nation’s economic issues, 67% of U.S. voters have more confidence in their own judgment than they do in the average member of Congress.
February 9, 2009
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of American adults say political donors get more than their money back in terms of favors from members of Congress.
February 9, 2009
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of American adults believe that when members of Congress meet with regulators and other government officials, they do so to help their friends and hurt their political opponents. In a solid display of agreement across party lines, a majority of Democrats, Republicans and those unaffiliated with either major party share this view.
February 4, 2009
Many U.S. voters still think the recent pattern of the White House alternating between the political parties will continue, but Barack Obama’s early popularity is dampening that belief somewhat.
January 30, 2009
Ronald Reagan isn’t just a Republican thing anymore.
January 29, 2009
One thing for sure: Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on the future direction of the Republican Party.
January 26, 2009
Forty-four percent (44%) of Democratic voters believe President Bush and senior members of his administration are guilty of war crimes. Only 28% of the nation’s Democrats disagree.
January 13, 2009
President George W. Bush in a final press conference on Monday acknowledged he made some mistakes in the White House, but most Americans – at least for now – are a lot more critical than that.
January 9, 2009
What a difference a financial meltdown makes.
January 7, 2009
Just 26% of Americans think the United States will be safer at the end of Barack Obama's first year in office than it is today, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
January 6, 2009
Americans are narrowly divided over whether the United States will still be the world’s most powerful nation at the end of the current century.
January 5, 2009
Nearly half of U.S. voters (48%) now think politics in Washington, D.C., will be more cooperative in the next year, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
December 27, 2008
It’s a showdown between the two most influential presidents of the 20th Century. Franklin D. Roosevelt versus Ronald W. Reagan.
December 20, 2008
Forty-seven percent (47%) of U.S. voters are worried that America is developing an unofficial group of “royal families” with too much influence over government and politics.