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.
Most Recent Releases
Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer says statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. are priorities for his party if they win control of Congress. But Americans remain more comfortable with one than the other.
Voters put a lot more weight on the latest vice presidential debate compared to earlier election cycles and give Democrat Kamala Harris the edge over Republican Mike Pence as presidential material.
Over one-fifth of Americans who have a gun in their household have added one since the Black Lives Matter anti-police protests began in late May and feel safer because they’ve done so.
Voters strongly reject the idea of pushing back the election because of President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, with most saying the president’s illness will not influence their vote in any way.
While damning evidence of high level abuse continues to be made public, voters are less convinced that senior federal law enforcement officials acted illegally against Donald Trump and are less supportive of prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey.
Enthusiasm continues to grow about the upcoming presidential election, with Republicans in particular more fired up since President Trump’s latest U.S. Supreme Court selection.
Even though President Trump did most of the talking, debate watchers tend to see Democrat Joe Biden as the winner, although a sizable number remain undecided.
Angered by President Trump’s nomination of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice just weeks before Election Day, several prominent Democrats have suggested adding more members to the high court or imposing term limits on the justices if their party regains control of the Senate. Most voters continue to favor term limits for the Supreme Court but oppose packing it with more members.
Voters again this year think debate moderators are a lot more likely to help the Democrat presidential nominee over Donald Trump. They suspect the media plays favorites, too, when fact-checking what the candidates say.
The Manhattan Institute commissioned Rasmussen Reports to include nine questions related to school choice and charter schools in their late August–early September polling of likely voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. Among these states, 46%–52% of the respondents said that they believe that giving parents the right to choose their children’s school raises the overall quality of K–12 education for students; 18%–20% believe that it lowers educational quality. Black respondents were more likely to believe that school choice raises educational quality.
The vast majority is likely to watch this year’s presidential debates which begin tonight, but voters say the debates are less important than they were four years ago.
Voters aren’t convinced that federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett should sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, but a sizable majority expects her to be confirmed by the Senate.
Voters are closely divided over whether Joe Biden’s lifetime in politics is a positive or a negative, but most agree President Trump’s lifetime in business has changed the direction of the Republican Party.
Most voters agree the incidence of wildfires is up this year, but they don’t buy that climate change is the main reason the fires are spreading.
Politics continues to be a major defining factor when voters are asked about America’s response to the coronavirus. One-third of voters share U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that the resulting national lockdown is an unprecedented assault on civil liberties.
Republicans overwhelmingly want President Trump to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court seat, but among all voters, just over half think he should leave the position vacant for the winner of the presidential election to fill.
Democrats and Republicans are a lot more eager to get involved financially and otherwise in politics this year.
Most voters believe there is a war on police in America today and want to make attacks on cops punishable as a hate crime. Blacks worry most that these attacks will make their communities less safe.
Voters now give President Trump the highest marks of his presidency when it comes to his handling of the economy and national security. He's doing better than President Obama was going into the 2012 election.