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January 9, 2008

80% Believe Voters Should Be Required to Show Photo ID

A recent Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found 80% of voters believe everyone should be required to show photo identification to vote.

December 14, 2007

47% Say White House Knew About CIA's Torching of Torture Tapes

The issue of torture has again jumped to the fore with the revelation that in 2005 the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed videotapes of interrogations of terrorism suspects, some three years after the interrogations were conducted.

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November 24, 2007

24% Are Both Fiscal and Socially Conservatives, 9% Fiscally and Socially Liberal

Forty-one percent (41%) of American voters say they are conservative when it comes to “fiscal issues such as taxes, government spending, and business regulation.” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 43% consider themselves fiscally moderate and 12% say liberal.

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November 24, 2007

77% Say Employers Can Require English-Only on the Job

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of American voters say companies should be allowed to require employees to speak English while on the job. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that only 14% disagree while 9% are not sure.

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November 20, 2007

Just 16% Want Voting Suggestions from Religious Leaders

Just 16% of American adults say that it is appropriate for local religious leaders to suggest who individuals should vote for on election day.

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November 14, 2007

Americans Unsure About Pakistan, But Concerned

As Pakistan struggles through a political crisis, 23% of Americans say that troubled nation is an ally of the United States. However, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 27% consider Pakistan an enemy. A plurality, 36%, say that Pakistan is somewhere in between and another 13% are not sure.

October 15, 2007

41% Say Ohio School Shooting Could Have Been Prevented

According to a recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll on last week's shooting of four people at a Cleveland school, 41% of Americans believe the incident could have been prevented.

October 4, 2007

44% Say Constitution Should Be Supreme Court’s Guiding Light

As the Supreme Court begins a new term, 44% of Americans would counsel the justices to base their decisions “strictly upon what is written in the Constitution and legal precedents.”

October 1, 2007

Voters Reject Clinton Baby Bond Proposal By 2-to-1 Margin

Sixty percent (60%) of America’s Likely Voters oppose giving every child born in the United
States a $5,000 savings bond, or “baby bond.”

September 30, 2007

36% Say More Runways Needed to Reduce Air Traffic Congestion

Business travelers love to grumble about the growing inconvenience of air travel, but few are paying attention to the debate over how to relieve air traffic congestion.

September 28, 2007

24% Favor Military Draft, 66% Opposed

Twenty-four percent (24%) of American voters favor instituting a military draft. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 66% are opposed.

September 25, 2007

Supreme Court to Hear Case Requiring Photo ID to Vote, 77% of Voters Favor Requirement

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will rule on whether or not photo identification can be required to vote.

September 24, 2007

23% Approve of MoveOn.org Petraeus Ad, 58% Disapprove

Twenty-three percent (23%) of Americans approve of an ad run in the New York Times “that referred to General Petraeus as General Betray Us?”

September 20, 2007

Plan to Change California’s Electoral Vote Distribution Going Nowhere

A proposal has been made in California that would award one Electoral Vote to the winner of each Congressional District along with two Electoral Votes for the statewide winner.

September 12, 2007

45% Say Getting Bin Laden Will Have No Impact on Terror Attacks

Nearly half of all American voters, 45%, believe that capturing or killing Osama bin Laden will have no impact on the level of terrorist activity worldwide.

September 12, 2007

64% Agree with Court Ruling on Patriot Act

Sixty-four percent (64%) of American adults agree that a search warrant should be required before the government can ask Internet providers to turn over customer records.

September 11, 2007

59% Say US Has Changed for the Worse Since 9/11

Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many Americans have believed that the events of that horrible day changed the United States forever.

August 11, 2007

49% Say Federal Government Has Become Special Interest Group

Forty-nine percent (49%) of American voters believe that the Federal Government Itself has become a special interest group.

August 10, 2007

59% Say Intercepting Phone Calls from Foreign Suspects Makes USA Safer

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters believe that allowing the government to intercept phone calls from terrorist suspects makes America safer.

August 5, 2007

63% Confident That Bridges They Drive Are Safe

Sixty-three percent (63%) of American adults are at least somewhat confident that the bridges they drive upon are safe.