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February 9, 2021

Most Voters Don’t Expect Senate to Convict Trump, Won’t Watch Impeachment Trial

The Senate begins its impeachment trial of former President Trump this week, but most voters don’t believe Trump will be convicted and few expect to watch the entire trial on TV.

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February 4, 2021

Media Less Aggressive With President Biden Than They Were With Trump, Voters Say

Two weeks after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, most voters say reporters are not questioning the new president as aggressively as they questioned former President Donald Trump.

February 3, 2021

Majority Still Say COVID-19 Stimulus ‘Essential,’ But Most GOP Voters Disagree

Congress and President Biden are wrangling over legislation that would send Americans another round of stimulus checks, and a majority of voters say a new round of stimulus checks is necessary to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2, 2021

Most Voters Still Support ‘America First’ Policy, Not Confident Biden Agrees

Support for an “America First" foreign policy has grown stronger, but most voters don’t think President Biden shares their view.

February 1, 2021

Voters See Less Tolerance for Political Differences

President Biden promised to unify the country, but voters say Americans are becoming more intolerant of political disagreement.

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January 28, 2021

57% of Voters Say Trump Impeachment Will Further Divide America

Most voters say former President Trump should be acquitted in next month’s Senate impeachment trial, which they expect to make America’s political division worse.

January 27, 2021

Voters Say U.S. Is More Divided, Doubt Biden Can Unite Americans

Most voters think the country has become more divided since Election Day, and fewer than 1-in-5 say they are very confident President Biden will be able to unite Americans.

January 26, 2021

Most GOP Voters Say Trump Third Party Is a Good Idea

While advisers to Donald Trump have denied this week that the former president is planning to organize a third party, most Republican voters think a separate Trump party would be a good idea.

January 25, 2021

52% Say Biden’s Paris Climate Agreement Decision Will Mean Lost Jobs, Higher Bills

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to have the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement, but most voters believe Biden’s decision will mean lost jobs and higher bills for Americans.

January 22, 2021

By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Want Migrant Caravan Stopped at the Border

With another caravan of migrants from Honduras heading north toward the United States, Americans overwhelmingly want the caravan stopped at the U.S. border.

January 21, 2021

Voters Oppose Biden’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision, Expect Higher Gas Prices

On his first day in the White House, President Joe Biden signed an executive order blocking further construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Most voters disagree with Biden’s decision.

January 20, 2021

Presidential Approval: Comparing the Numbers

So how does America view the sitting President these days? It depends on how you ask the question and whom you ask.

Rasmussen Reports in our daily Presidential Tracking Poll gives respondents four options – Strongly Approve, Somewhat Approve, Somewhat Disapprove and Strongly Disapprove - as opposed to just two - Approve/Disapprove. We are also the one major national pollster who asks this question only of likely U.S. voters, those who tell us they are likely to vote in the next election.

January 20, 2021

Most Voters Concerned About Biden’s Safety at Inauguration

Thousands of National Guard troops are deployed in Washington, D.C., to protect Joe Biden as he is sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States. Most voters say they are concerned for Biden’s safety, but fewer plan to watch the entire inauguration ceremony.

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January 20, 2021

Trump Presidential Tracking Poll

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

January 18, 2021

Most Democrats See America as Unfair and Discriminatory

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a majority of voters believe they live in a country that is generally fair, but most Democrats say America is basically unfair and discriminatory.

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January 15, 2021

After Capitol Riot, 50% Want Trump Removed From Office Now

In the wake of violence at the U.S. Capitol last week and a House impeachment vote this week, half of voters support removing President Trump from office before Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.

January 14, 2021

Will Democrats Make Life Better? Survey Finds Voters Are Divided

With Democrats now controlling both houses of Congress and Joe Biden preparing to become President, voters are divided along partisan lines about whether this will improve life for the average American.

January 13, 2021

Voters Support Trump’s Decision Not to Attend Biden Inauguration, Expect Peaceful Transition

President Trump provoked controversy when he announced last week that he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, but most voters appear to support Trump’s decision.

January 12, 2021

Most Voters Say News Media Have Too Much Influence Over Government

The news media have too much influence over what government does, according to a majority of voters, many of whom worry the media’s power will grow under Joe Biden’s presidency.

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January 11, 2021

Most Voters Oppose Slavery Reparations, But Expect Democrats Will Approve Payments

A majority of voters are against proposals to have reparation payments for slavery funded by U.S. taxpayers, but think such payments are likely to be enacted now that Joe Biden has been elected President and Democrats control Congress.