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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

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.

December 30, 2020

46% Say America Pays Too Much of UN Budget

Americans still generally have a favorable view of the United Nations, but many remain concerned that the United States is paying more than its fair share of the international organization's budget.

December 30, 2020

Voters Fear Domestic Terrorists More Than Foreign Ones

In the wake of an explosion that rocked Nashville last week, Americans are more concerned about domestic terrorism than foreign threats, and many believe the danger has increased during President Trump’s term in office.

December 28, 2020

72% of Republicans See Trump As Model for Party’s Future

When the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, GOP voters strongly believe President Trump should remain the role model, but most think the party should look for a new face to be its next presidential candidate.

December 24, 2020

Most Say Climate Change Catastrophe Likely, Want Government Action

Most voters still see climate change as a natural disaster in the making, and those who blame humans for it remain strongly supportive of a government crackdown.

December 21, 2020

Voters Think China’s Influence Will Grow Under Biden

Many U.S. voters suspect China interfered in our recent elections and believe Chinese influence here will grow with Joe Biden in the White House.

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December 18, 2020

Only 56% Say Biden Is Their President

Many anti-Trumpers insisted throughout President Trump’s four years in office that he was not their president, and a surprisingly high number of voters feel the same way about President-elect Biden.

December 17, 2020

Voters Still Cling to Free Speech, But Younger Voters Not So Sure

Just over half of voters still believe in protecting the things we say from government control, but those under 40 are more willing to sacrifice free speech than their elders.

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December 17, 2020

Voters Think Biden Doing Better Job Than Trump As President-Elect

Most voters approve of President-elect Biden’s performance, putting him several points ahead of President-elect Trump four years ago.

December 16, 2020

Biden Has More Fans Among Pro-Socialist Voters

Voters are more strongly opposed to socialism than ever, but fans of new President Joe Biden aren’t as convinced.