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January 20, 2017

Most Plan To Watch Some of Trump’s Inauguration Live

As the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump gets underway, most voters expect to tune in to at least some of it, although nearly half of Democrats say they’ll be tuning it out. With widespread protests planned, just over half of all voters are concerned about Trump's safety.

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January 19, 2017

52% View Trump Favorably

Voter attitudes about President-elect Donald Trump have changed little since Thanksgiving, with just over half of voters continuing to give him favorable marks.

January 17, 2017

Voters Say Trump More to Blame for Bad Media

Most voters blame President-elect Donald Trump for his problems with the media and think he ought to do something about them.

January 16, 2017

Most Say Trump’s Businesses Still His Priority

Most voters think Donald Trump is likely to put his businesses first even when he is president.

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January 16, 2017

Is Trump's Use of Twitter the Wave of the Future?

Voters tend to disapprove of President-elect Donald Trump's frequent use of Twitter but are evenly divided over whether future presidents will follow in his footsteps.

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January 13, 2017

Trump Pleases GOP Voters At Press Conference But Not Others

Voters who watched or followed news reports about President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference are almost evenly divided over how he did. Republicans liked it; Democrats and unaffiliated voters didn’t.

January 11, 2017

Voters Debate Senate’s Role in Cabinet Selection

Voters are closely divided over whether the U.S. Senate should rubber stamp a president’s Cabinet nominees or pick and choose the ones it likes best. As usual these days, a voter’s political affiliation makes a world of difference.

January 6, 2017

Most Voters Want Congress to Work With Trump

Voters aren’t sure if the new Congress will be an improvement on the last one, but most want it to cooperate with President Trump as much as possible.

January 5, 2017

57% of Democrats Want Trump to Succeed

Even most Democrats want Donald Trump to succeed as president, but voters are far less confident that things will play out that way.

December 27, 2016

51% Now View Trump Favorably

Just over half of U.S. voters now view President-elect Donald Trump favorably, although strong negative opinions still outweigh strong positive ones.

December 19, 2016

Voters Leery of Tillerson and His Ties to Russia

Voters still have a lot to learn about the man President-elect Trump has named to the most important Cabinet post, but they worry that his ties to Russia will be bad for the United States.

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December 16, 2016

Trump Breaks Even in Job Approval

It’s a 47-47 nation, according to Rasmussen Reports’ first job approval survey on President-elect Donald Trump.

December 13, 2016

Should Trump Be Forced to Sell All His Businesses?

President-elect Donald Trump has announced that his two older children will run his businesses while he is in the White House, but voters suspect Trump will still be involved. They stop short, however, of demanding that he sell all of his businesses to prevent any conflict of interest.

December 12, 2016

Will Trump Try To Make Money in the White House?

Most voters believe Donald Trump is likely to do things as president to make himself more money but still think he is no more unethical than other politicians.

December 9, 2016

Republicans Like Trump’s Cabinet Picks, Democrats Don't

Democrats dislike President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks to date, but Republicans are pretty happy with them. One of his more high-profile picks, former Republican primary rival Ben Carson, is much more familiar to voters now than he was in the early days of the presidential campaign.

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December 5, 2016

Voters Expect Trump to Move Supreme Court to the Right

Voters put a lot of stock in the selection of the next U.S. Supreme Court justice this election cycle , and most believe President-elect Donald Trump will nominate justices who are strict constitutionalists. They are more divided as to whether Trump’s nominees will be too conservative or about right politically.

December 1, 2016

Most Expect Major Action in Trump’s First 100 Days

Most voters expect big things from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress right from the start but aren’t quite as optimistic as when Barack Obama and Democrats took full charge in 2009.