If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

Politics

Most Recent Releases

White letter R on blue background
October 3, 2004

60% Say Bush Conservative, 49% Say Kerry Liberal

Thursday's Presidential Debate did little to shift voter perceptions of the candidates' ideology.

White letter R on blue background
October 2, 2004

Voters Say Kerry Won, Few Change Minds

A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters conducted Friday night found that 52% believe John Kerry "won" Thursday night's debate.

White letter R on blue background
October 2, 2004

Oklahoma: Bush 64% Kerry 30%

In Oklahoma, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 64% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 30%. In Election 2000, Bush won Oklahoma by twenty-two percentage points, beating Al Gore 60% to 38%.

White letter R on blue background
October 1, 2004

Tennessee: Bush 49% Kerry 43%

President Bush leads Senator Kerry in Tennessee by a margin of 49% to 43% in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey. When "leaners" are included, that lead grows to eight points, Bush 52% to Kerry 44%.

White letter R on blue background
October 1, 2004

Indiana: Bush 53% Kerry 40%

The first Rasmussen Reports Indiana survey of Election 2004 finds that Hoosiers will give their Electoral Votes to the Republican ticket of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

White letter R on blue background
October 1, 2004

North Carolina: Bush 54% Kerry 42%

President Bush retains a double digit lead in North Carolina.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows that the President has 54% of the Tar Heel vote to 42% for Senator Kerry. That's close to the President's 13-point margin of victory in the Tar Heel State four years ago.

White letter R on blue background
September 30, 2004

17% of Voters May Be Persuadable

Heading into the first Presidential Debate, President Bush has a modest lead over Senator Kerry. Support for the President is also a bit more solid than the Senator's--90% of Bush voters are certain as to how they will vote.

White letter R on blue background
September 30, 2004

52% Say Voters Learn About Candidates from Debates

Fifty-two percent (52%) of American voters believe that people learn a lot about the Presidential candidates from the Presidential Debates. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that 32% disagree and say that not much is learned from these ritual performances.

White letter R on blue background
September 30, 2004

Virginia: Bush 50% Kerry 44

President Bush leads Senator Kerry in Virginia by six percentage points, 50% to 44%. Those figures have changed little over the past month. Heading into the Republican National Convention, the President was ahead in Virginia 50% to 45%.

White letter R on blue background
September 29, 2004

60% Say Bush Conservative, 50% Say Kerry Liberal

During the month of September, the number of people seeing President Bush as politically conservative dropped from 66% at the beginning of the month to 60% today.

White letter R on blue background
September 29, 2004

GA: Bush 53% Kerry 42%

In Georgia, President Bush still has a solid double digit lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 53% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 42%.

White letter R on blue background
September 28, 2004

Arkansas: Bush 51% Kerry 44%

In the race for the six Electoral College votes from Arkansas, President George W. Bush has solidified his lead.

White letter R on blue background
September 27, 2004

54% Favor Leaving US Troops to Stabilize Iraq

Most Americans (54%) favor leaving U.S. soldiers in Iraq until that country's political situation is stabilized. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that 31% are opposed to that policy.

White letter R on blue background
September 27, 2004

94% Say They Will Watch Some of Debate

George W. Bush and John Kerry will face a huge bi-partisan audience in their first televised debate this Thursday night. Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters say they plan to watch the entire debate while another 33% say they will watch some of it.

White letter R on blue background
September 26, 2004

Social Security

Forty-three percent (43%) of voters say relying on the government for Social Security benefits is riskier than letting workers invest for their own retirement.

White letter R on blue background
September 26, 2004

Tax Cuts

While many lawmakers have been critical of President Bush's tax cuts, Congress overwhelmingly voted to extend those cuts this past week. The $1.9 trillion tax cut extension passed the House 339-65 and the Senate 92-3.

White letter R on blue background
September 26, 2004

Nevada Senate: Reid 52% Ziser 40%

In his bid for re-election, Democratic Senator Harry Reid has a 12-point lead over Republican challenger Richard Ziser. Reid's 52% to 40% advantage today is a bit tighter than his 17-point lead a month ago (in August, Reid was ahead 53% to 36%).

White letter R on blue background
September 26, 2004

66% Say Bush Optimist

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters say that President Bush is an optimist. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 18% believe the President is a pessimist.

White letter R on blue background
September 21, 2004

39% Have Favorable Opinion of Rather

Longtime CBS news anchor Dan Rather is viewed favorably by 39% of Likely Voters and unfavorably by 36%. Those numbers are down slightly from a week ago. In our previous survey, 42% had a favorable opinion of Rather and while 33% said their view was unfavorable.

White letter R on blue background
September 21, 2004

West Virginia: Bush 50% Kerry 44%

In West Virginia, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush leading Senator Kerry by a 50% to 44% margin. Four years ago, Bush won the state by six points over Al Gore, 52% to 46%.