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  • 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    For the third week in a row, 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now 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 19.

    This finding ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, and rose to the mid-to upper 40s for the first month of the Trump presidency.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 15-19, 2018. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voter Distrust of Political News Hits New High

    Voter distrust in the political news they see every day is continuing to grow.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters now say they do not trust the political news they are getting, up from last June’s previous high of 46%.  Only 36% did not trust political news in January of 2017, but that number was in the 40s from 2014 through 2016.

    Just 32% do trust the political news they are getting, down slightly from surveys since 2016.  Another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

  • A Fresh Face For Cuba, But Voters Don't See Much Change Ahead

    For the first time in nearly 60 years, someone without the last name Castro will rule Cuba. But will things change? Nearly half of U.S. voters don’t think so, but they still feel the United States should improve its relations with the Communist nation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think, over the next few years, it’s at least Somewhat Likely Cuba will become a free, democratic and peaceful nation, including 10% who think it’s Very Likely. Forty-nine percent (49%) don’t think that scenario is likely, with 11% who view it as Not at all Likely. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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

    First, it was porn star Stormy Daniels. Now it’s former FBI Director James Comey who’s firing away publicly at President Trump. But Daniels and Comey aren’t faring too well from a public opinion standpoint, while the president’s job approval ratings remain at or near the 50% mark.

  • Most Likely to Skip Comey’s Book, Question Its Accuracy

    Fired FBI Director James Comey’s new book and related media interviews don’t seem to be winning any converts. Most voters say they’re unlikely to read the book, perhaps in part because they’re closely divided over whether Comey’s telling the truth or just taking a political shot at President Trump.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” to be an accurate portrayal of his dealings with Trump. Slightly more (42%) view it as a politically motivated attack on the president. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Republicans Happy to See Comey Go; Democrats Not So Much

    Was firing FBI Director James Comey last year a good idea by President Trump? It depends on who you ask.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Trump’s decision last year to fire Comey, up five points from last May shortly after he was terminated as FBI Director. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree with Trump’s decision to fire Comey, down from 51%. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Think Both Parties Have Lost Touch

    Even with Republicans now in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress, most GOP voters still feel like they don’t have a voice in Washington, D.C.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Republican Voters now believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters throughout the nation. Just 24% of Republicans now think their representatives have done a good job representing the party’s values. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 and 23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Morally Speaking, Voters See Trump, Bill Clinton As A Matching Pair

    Fired FBI Director James Comey charged in a TV interview this weekend that Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president, and voters agree that Trump and disgraced former President Bill Clinton are two of a kind as far as morality is concerned.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump is less moral than most presidents. Only 17% say he is more moral than the majority of his predecessors, while 27% rate his morals as about the same as theirs. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Fewer Voters Think Judges Play Politics

    Fewer voters now see politics as a factor in judicial decisions, but Democrats are much more convinced of that than others are.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters still think most judges are impartial and guided by the law. Slightly more (44%) say politics influences most judges’ decisions, but this belief has been trending down from a high of 57% when we first asked this question in June 2016 following then-candidate Donald Trump's criticism of the judge presiding over the Trump University case. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 10-11, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.