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  • Voters Less Upset with Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty this week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He was captured by the Taliban in 2009 after he walked off his base in Afghanistan, and it appears voters are less upset these days with the Obama administration’s decision to swap several Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the U.S. government’s decision to release five Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison camp in exchange for Bergdahl. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree with that decision, while 25% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 16-17, 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.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22. (see trends).

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  • Faith Rises In Government As Protector Of Religious Rights

    “In America, we don’t worship government—we worship God,” President Trump said Friday, reaffirming his administration’s promise to guard the religious liberties of Americans. Voters are nearly evenly split on whether the federal government is a protector of or threat to U.S. religious rights, but they are more inclined than in previous years to see it as a protector.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% Likely U.S. Voters view the federal government as a protector of Americans’ religious rights, while 38% percent see it as a threat. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12 and 15, 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.

  • 53% Now Support Contraceptive Mandate

    President Trump rolled back an Obama-era mandate that required employer-based health care plans to cover prescription contraceptives. But new polling shows that support for such a  mandate is up.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patients, up from 43% in July 2014. Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t think companies should be required to meet the contraceptive mandate, which was implemented under the Affordable Care Act. That’s down from 47% in July 2014. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12 and 15, 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.

  • 31% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Thirty-one percent (31%) 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 October 12.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from October 8-12, 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.

  • Voters See Positive NAFTA Changes As Likely

    Voters remain critical of free trade in general but suspect that the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) initiated by President Trump will produce something better for the United States.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters consider it likely that the United States, Canada and Mexico will be able to renegotiate NAFTA and come up with a better deal for this country, with 20% who say that’s Very Likely. Thirty-seven percent (37%) think it’s unlikely a new agreement will be reached that will be more beneficial to America, but that includes only eight percent (8%) who say it’s Not At All Likely.  Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12 and 15, 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.

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

    One hallmark of the Trump administration has been its untangling and elimination of federal regulations, especially those imposed throughout the Obama administration.  Among the regulations being eliminated are those stemming from the Paris climate agreement, which President Trump is walking away from.

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  • Voters Favor EPA Reduction in CO2 Emissions, Are Torn on Environmental Impact

    The Trump administration plans to roll back an Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency regulation that requires a big drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030. Though voters would prefer to keep that regulation in place and are less concerned now about the costs involved in implementing the requirements, they’re still torn on the impact it will have on fighting global warming.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters favor an EPA regulation that requires a one-third drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 13 years, while 33% oppose such a regulation. Another 12% are not sure. This is generally unchanged from 2014, when the EPA first announced the new regulation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

     

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Say EPA Regulations Need Congressional Approval

    The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling back a regulation that requires a big drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030, but most voters think they shouldn’t be allowed to make such calls without the approval of Congress.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think the EPA should be able to implement major regulations without congressional approval. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree, but 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

     

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Credit Obama As Much As Trump For Improving Economy

    Voters are evenly divided over whether President Trump or President Obama is responsible for the current economic boom but continue to have a lot more economic faith in themselves than in the man in the White House.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 8-9, 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.