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  • Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

    The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 19-23, 2020 is at 102.7, up from 100.5 the week before.

    The Immigration Index will be updated every Tuesday at noon Eastern.

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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update). 

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to beth@rasmussenreports.com.

  • 41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 23, 2020.

    This week’s finding is down four points from a week ago. By comparison, this number ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from January 19-24, 2020. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Say Impeachment No Problem for Trump in Upcoming Election

    Most voters think President Trump’s impeachment won’t hurt him at the polls in November and don’t share House Democrats’ concern that the upcoming election may be unfair if Trump is one of the candidates.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump’s impeachment by House Democrats will hurt him in his bid for reelection. Slightly more (31%) say the impeachment will help him, while just as many (31%) feel it will have no impact. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 23 and 26, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

    In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports...

  • Sorry, Hillary, But Voters Prefer Bernie Over You

    Hillary Clinton made headlines earlier this week when she told an interviewer that no one in Congress likes Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. But their fellow Democrats – and voters in general – like Bernie more than Hillary.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters say they like Sanders more than Clinton. Just 22% like Clinton more. Thirty-nine percent (39%) don’t care for either one of them. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 21-22, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Are Dubious About Talks to End Failed War in Afghanistan

    The clock is still ticking on America’s longest-running war. But few voters think the war in Afghanistan has accomplished its mission, and most think it’s unlikely to have a happy ending.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe ongoing negotiations between the United States and the Afghani Taliban are likely to bring the 18-year war in Afghanistan to a satisfactory conclusion. That includes only eight percent (8%) who consider it Very Likely. Most (56%) say the current negotiations are unlikely to result in a satisfactory end to the war, with 23% who say they’re Not At All Likely to do so. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 21-22, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 55% Favor Calling New Witnesses for Senate Impeachment Trial

    Most voters think the U.S. Senate should allow new witnesses to supplement the House’s party-line impeachment case before deciding whether to remove President Trump from office.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the Senate trial should be based only on the impeachment cases voted on by House Democrats in December. But 55% disagree and say the Senate should allow new witnesses to be called before reaching a verdict. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 19-20, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Once Again, Party Line Defines Views of Trump China Trade Deal

    President Trump has just signed the first phase of an historic trade agreement with China, although both countries are still keeping their recently imposed tariffs in place for now. Voters tend to think the deal will be good for America and are more upbeat on how it will impact them personally. But as usual, party line makes a difference.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s trade relationship with China will be better a year from now than it is today. Twenty-eight percent (28%) expect that relationship to be worse in a year’s time. This compares to 42% and 34% of voters respectively in October 2018 just after the Trump administration imposed the tariffs on China. Twenty-two percent (22%) expect the U.S.-China trade relationship to remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 19-20, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 26% Say Bernie Thinks Like They Do; 37% Say Same of Trump

    For many Democrats, Bernie Sanders is the candidate who can beat Joe Biden for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. But voters are less in sync with Sanders’ avowedly socialist views than those of his potential campaign rival, President Trump.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say Sanders’ views are closest to their own when thinking about the major issues facing the country. Twenty-four percent (24%) say their views are closest to the average Democratic member of Congress, while 41% are most in line with the average congressional Republican.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 15-16, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.