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January 25, 2021

24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Twenty-four percent (24%) 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 21, 2021.

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 25, 2021

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTED from Sharyl Attkisson, for Monday shows...

January 23, 2021

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

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

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

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, Sponsored by SLANTED from Sharyl Attkisson, 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

Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 4-7, 2021 fell to 95.0 from 97.2 the week before. This is the lowest it’s been since December 2019. The Index has closed below its baseline for the past five weeks and eight out of the last nine weeks, indicating voters are looking for tighter immigration control from the incoming Biden administration.

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.

January 8, 2021

Most Voters Want Congress to Work With Biden

Americans don’t expect the new Congress to be better than the last one, but most say it would be better for Congress to work with President-elect Joe Biden than to oppose him.

January 7, 2021

Republicans Expect Crime to Increase Under Biden

More Americans expect crime to rise than to decline under President-elect Joe Biden, and Republicans overwhelmingly expect a nationwide crime increase during the Biden administration.

January 6, 2021

Trump Closes With Monthly Approval at 47%

When tracking President Trump’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. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

January 6, 2021

GOP Voters Strongly Support Senators Challenging Biden’s Election

More than a dozen senators say they will challenge Joe Biden’s election when Congress meets today to certify the results, and Republican voters overwhelmingly support the challenge.

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January 5, 2021

70% Worry About Government Spying on Americans

Most voters are concerned about the government spying on U.S. citizens, and many are worried such surveillance will increase under the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.