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January 13, 2024

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 13, 2024

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

January 12, 2024

Democrats’ Edge Narrows on Abortion Issue

Although more voters still trust Democrats more than Republicans to deal with the issue of abortion, the Democratic advantage is no longer in double digits.

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January 12, 2024

More Than Half Suspect COVID-19 Vaccines Have Caused Deaths

A majority of Americans believe COVID-19 vaccines may be to blame for many unexplained deaths, and nearly one-in-four say someone they know could be among the victims.

January 12, 2024

Democracy Not at Risk, but Not Operating Optimally By Michael Barone

Is democracy at risk this election year?

January 11, 2024

Election 2024: Trump, DeSantis Lead Biden. Haley? Nope.

Former President Donald Trump continues to lead President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also has a narrow edge over the incumbent, but Biden would beat former U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley.

January 11, 2024

Migration or Invasion? By Brian Joondeph

Illegal migrants have been entering America through our southern border since the days of Ronald Reagan and before, even during the tenure of Donald “Build the Wall” Trump.

But in the past three years of the Biden presidency, the numbers have skyrocketed.

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January 11, 2024

Previewing the Iowa Caucus By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

A brief history of the Hawkeye State’s caucus, and some areas to watch.


— Monday night’s Iowa Republican caucus kicks off the presidential nominating season.

— The caucus has a spotty history of voting for the eventual nominee, particularly on the Republican side, although Donald Trump is a big favorite both in Iowa and nationally. Ron DeSantis is under the most pressure to perform, as he has basically bet his entire campaign on Iowa.

— To the extent frontrunning Donald Trump shows weakness, look for it in places like the Des Moines suburbs as well as a couple of counties with major universities.

— Meanwhile, a quartet of counties in the state’s northwestern corner should give us some indicators of where the Republicans’ strongest religious conservatives are in this race.

January 10, 2024

More Americans Say Video Games Cause Violence

Although concerns about movies causing violence in society have declined, Americans are slightly more likely to blame video games.

January 10, 2024

GOP Begins 2024 With Lead on Generic Congressional Ballot

Ten months ahead of the 2024 election, Republicans have a nine-point lead as they seek to maintain their narrow House majority.

January 10, 2024

Flooded With Good Intentions By John Stossel

   Sen. John Kennedy is upset because Sen. Rand Paul wants to limit federal flood insurance.

January 9, 2024

Election 2024: Most Democrats Approve Removing Trump From Ballot

Voters are divided over efforts to remove former President Donald Trump from election ballots, but Democrats overwhelmingly approve such efforts

January 9, 2024

'The Sopranos' at 25: A New World Tragedy By Daniel McCarthy

   "The Sopranos" debuted 25 years ago, but what makes it a masterpiece is how much older its themes are.

January 9, 2024

Blue States Just Can't Stop Taxing By Stephen Moore

   The latest Census Bureau data on population changes in America should have been a wake-up call to lawmakers in blue states and cities.The Census data provide even further evidence that "soak the rich" tax policies have incited a blue-state meltdown.

January 8, 2024

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Thirty percent (30%) 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 4, 2024.

January 8, 2024

Nearly Two-Thirds See ‘Invasion’ at U.S.-Mexico Border

As Congress and President Joe Biden work to negotiate border security legislation, voters overwhelmingly view the situation at America’s southern border as an invasion. 

January 6, 2024

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending January 6, 2024

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

January 5, 2024

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Keeps Rising in January

Economic confidence increased to 102.2 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, more than four points higher than December.  

January 5, 2024

Our Inevitably Negative Politics By Michael Barone

To explain the latest young generation's pessimism, Washington Post opinion writer Taylor Lorenz took to what was then called Twitter last February to lament "the fact that we're living in a late stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly

pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world."

January 4, 2024

Just 34% See Better Economy in 2024

President Joe Biden says the economy is “all good,” but barely a third of Americans expect their financial situation to improve in 2024.

January 4, 2024

41% of Americans Still See Crime Rising

While officials say crime decreased last year, few Americans believe this is true where they live.