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April 19, 2021

40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Forty percent (40%) 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 April 15, 2021.

April 19, 2021

48% Say Withdrawing U.S. Troops From Afghanistan Is a Good Idea

President Joe Biden announced last week his plan to end America’s longest war by withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and nearly half of voters approve his decision.

April 17, 2021

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

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

Police accountability
April 16, 2021

66% Say Most Cops Aren’t Racist

As the Minneapolis trial of a former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd nears its conclusion, most voters support their local police and reject claims that cops are racist.

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April 15, 2021

Most Voters Think Jury Will Convict Derek Chauvin, But Expect More Riots Anyway

As the trial of Derek Chauvin nears its conclusion, most voters expect the former Minneapolis police officer to be convicted in George Floyd’s death, but think riots will follow the verdict whatever the jury decides.

April 14, 2021

Americans Still Support English as Official Language

More than half the states have made English their official language, and nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that should be the policy nationwide.

April 13, 2021

Majority of Voters Rate Congressional Performance ‘Poor’

Barely one-in-five voters approve of the job Congress is doing, and most rate congressional job performance as poor.

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April 13, 2021

Election Integrity: 62% Don’t Think Voter ID Laws Discriminate

Most voters say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote and, by more than a two-to-one margin, they reject claims that voter ID laws are discriminatory.

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April 9, 2021

60% of Democrats Support Moving Baseball All-Star Game From Atlanta

After Georgia passed a new election law, Major League Baseball (MLB) decided to punish Georgia by moving the annual All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. Most Americans think it’s a bad idea to mix sports and politics, but a majority of Democratic voters say MLB made the right decision.

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April 8, 2021

Half of Voters Rate Biden ‘Poor’ on Handling of Immigration

As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, half of voters say President Joe Biden is doing a poor job of handling immigration issues.

April 7, 2021

20% Will Wait To May 17 To File Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for filing 2020 income taxes to May 17, but most Americans still plan to file by April 15 as usual. Fewer are worried about an IRS audit this year.

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April 7, 2021

Voters Don’t Trust Political News, Say Most Reporters Want to Help Biden

Distrust of political news reporting remains high, and more than half of voters believe the media are in the tank for President Biden.

April 6, 2021

Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of March 28-April 1, 2021 rose to 84.9, up from 82.3 two weeks earlier. This is the first time the index has increased since Election Day, following four consecutive surveys in which the index reached new record lows.

April 6, 2021

75% Say Voter ID Necessary, Majority Oppose Georgia Boycott

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from Atlanta to punish Georgia for enacting a new election integrity law, but most voters support the law and oppose calls for business boycotts against Georgia.

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April 5, 2021

48% of Voters Say Ex-Policeman Guilty in George Floyd’s Death

As the murder trial of Derek Chauvin enters its second week, a near-majority of voters believe the former Minneapolis police officer should be found guilty in the death of George Floyd.

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April 2, 2021

Biden’s Monthly Approval Drops in March

When tracking President Biden’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture.

April 1, 2021

44% of Voters Approve ‘Vaccine Passport’

The Biden administration is reportedly working to develop a COVID-19 “vaccine passport,” but fewer than half of voters think it's a good idea to require proof of vaccination against the coronavirus.

March 31, 2021

Voters Say Cost Is Top Health Care Problem, Favor Free-Market Solutions

Cost is by far the number one problem with America’s health care system, according to voters, but most don’t think more government regulation is the solution.

March 30, 2021

41% Favor Getting Rid of Senate Filibuster

Democrats are threatening to change the rules of the U.S. Senate to eliminate the filibuster, and voters are divided over whether this is a good idea.