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

    America First was high on the Trump administration’s agenda this past week.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 40% 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).

  • Most Say Feds Should ‘Buy, Hire American’ Even If It Costs More

    Voters are all for President Trump’s order to federal agencies this week to “aggressively promote and use American-made goods and to ensure that American labor is hired to do the job,” even though many suspect it will cost taxpayers more.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the order to the federal government to buy American and hire American. Just 15% are opposed, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 19-20, 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.

  • 40% of Democrats Think Pence is Qualified to be President

    A majority of voters view Vice President Mike Pence favorably and believe he is qualified to assume the responsibilities of the presidency, though Democrats largely disagree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63%of Likely U.S. Voters think Pence is qualified to assume the responsibilities of the presidency, while 32% don’t think he’s qualified to fill that position. These figures include 40% who say he is Very Qualified and 15% who believe he is Not At All Qualified. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 17-18, 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.

  • Social Media + Politics = Bad News for Voters

    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are more ubiquitous than ever these days. Even the president himself often turns to Twitter to make his voice heard. But voters aren’t convinced social media has a place in politics. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 13 & 16, 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.

  • Voters Like Trump’s Response to North Korean Menace

    Voters strongly consider North Korea a danger to the United States and tend to support President Trump’s tough response to that country’s aggressive nuclear weapons program.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 86% of Likely U.S. Voters view North Korea as a serious national security threat to the United States, with 52% who describe it as a Very Serious one. Just 11% view North Korea as a not very or Not At All Serious threat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 17-18, 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.

  • Voters Think Congress' Job Performance Will Hurt Congressional Candidates

    Special congressional elections are in the news, but voters say the current Congress isn't helping the candidates of either major party.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters say the job the Republicans have done in Congress will hurt GOP congressional candidates this year, while only 25% think the job they have done will help those candidates. Seventeen percent (17%) believe Republicans’ job performance in Congress will have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 13 and 16, 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.

  • GOP Voters Say Trump Won't Sway Them from Voting Republican in Midterms

    This year’s special elections are an early indicator if President Donald Trump’s policies are resonating with voters, political commentators say. But it’s clear Republican and Democratic voters have already made up their minds.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters say President Trump will hurt Republican candidates running for Congress this year, while 33% think his presidency will help those candidates. Twelve percent (12%) believe Trump will have no impact on the upcoming Congressional races. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 13 and 16, 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.

  • 41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-one percent (41%) 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 April 13.   

    That’s up five points from the previous week. Prior to that, this number had been dropping steadily to new lows for the Trump administration from the mid-40s for the previous four weeks. It ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016.

    (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 9-13, 2017. 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.

  • Americans Still Won't Trade Deductions for Lower Taxes

    Even if it means lower tax rates, Americans still aren’t ready to eliminate tax deductions, but they wouldn’t mind a flat tax rate system.

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 13 and 16, 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.