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Trump’s Primary Goal: Avoiding a New Hampshire Hiccup By Kyle Kondik

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:30
KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— President Trump remains a huge favorite to win renomination as the Republican presidential nominee, although he will have at least some opposition.

— The New Hampshire primary has historically tested the strength of presidential incumbents.

— In the primary’s modern history, incumbents who won easy victories went on to renomination and reelection, while those who struggled lost in the fall or didn’t run again.

— That said, we’re only talking about a dozen total contests, so don’t make any strong predictions based on the president’s New Hampshire showing. But depending on the circumstances, Trump’s eventual performance may provide some clues for the general election.

Most Voters Want Jail Time for Assange

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:30

WikiLeaks honcho Julian Assange doesn’t have many friends among voters in this country, and a sizable majority want to send him to prison for leaking U.S. classified information via the internet.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely that WikiLeaks’ release of classified documents has hurt U.S. national security, with 30% who say it’s Very Likely. Twenty-nine percent (29%) consider that unlikely, but that includes only 7% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 14-15, 2019 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.

Questions for Chase (Away) Bank By Michelle Malkin

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:30

I have been a Chase Bank customer for years. Who knows how much longer it'll be? Will the company's thought police come for me next? How about you? If you are a non-leftist who does business with the financial giant owned by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., you need to ask questions and get answers.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (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 .

Right to Print Arms By John Stossel

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:30

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming.

"Virtually undetectable!" shrieked CNN.

Most Favor Minimum Wage of $10.50 Or Higher

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:00

Americans remain convinced that the federal minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised. But they’re less sure that raising the minimum wage will boost the economy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults still believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the U.S. economy, but that’s down from a high of 49% in August of last year. Thirty-one percent (31%) think raising the minimum wage will hurt the economy instead, while 16% say it will have no impact. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4 and 7, 2019 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.

Most Say It’s Likely Obama, Top Aides Aware of Trump Spying

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:30

Most voters now suspect President Obama or his top people knew that intelligence agencies were spying on the Trump campaign, but they don’t expect anyone to be punished for breaking the law.

Thirty-six percent (36%) say it’s unlikely Obama or his top aides were aware of the spying, with 18% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 14-15, 2019 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.

Is America Running Out of Workers? By Stephen Moore

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:14

If you want one number that encapsulates the enormity of the economic turnaround under President Donald Trump, it is this: In America, as of the end of February, there were 7.1 million unfilled jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is larger than the entire population of the state of Indiana. That is how powerful and relentless the hiring spree has been under Trump policies.

Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:00

"(T)here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," said Hamlet, who thereby raised some crucial questions:

41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:00

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 11.

This week’s finding is up one point from a week ago. Prior to this, that number had been on the decline week-over-week from 43% in early December to 31% by the end of January. It ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

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The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 7-11, 2019. 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.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -4. (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 .

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

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 12:00

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

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Remains High

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:00

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.5 in April, down two points from last month but still ranking with 2018’s highs.

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The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on April 1-2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

White House Watch: Trump Wins Over Sanders

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:30

Get ready for President Trump’s second term if Senator Bernie Sanders is his Democratic opponent next year, according to the latest White House Watch hypothetical 2020 matchup.

The new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Trump edging Sanders 47% to 44% among Likely U.S. Voters. But nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 5,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 31-April 4 and April 7-11, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Where Trump's and Bibi's Interests Clash By Patrick J. Buchanan

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:23

On Monday, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation's government as such a threat.

What Does History Tell Us About 2020? Not Very Much By Michael Barone

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:30

What does history tell us about the 2020 presidential election? Not as much as we'd like to know. We're an old republic and our two political parties are the oldest and third oldest in the world. But we've only had a limited number of presidential elections.

10% Think Most Cops Are Racist

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:30

Chicago officials are still battling over the decision not to prosecute actor Jussie Smollett, with one city councilman last weekend declaring that the city’s police union is “the sworn enemy of black people.” But Americans overwhelmingly reject the charge that most cops are racist and continue to give high marks to the performance of their local police.

Just 10% of all American Adults think most police officers are racist. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% disagree and say they are not racist. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 8-9, 2019 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

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (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 .

The Democratic Nomination: It Doesn’t Have to be a Long Slog By Kyle Kondik

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:30

The size of the Democratic field, combined with the party’s proportional allocation of delegates and other factors, raises the possibility of a very long nomination process that may not be decided until the convention.

Many Still Skipping Medical Checkups, Needed Drugs Due to Cost

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:00

Most Americans remain confident about their personal health even though many still skip checkups and drug prescriptions because they cost too much.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of American Adults rate their own health as good or excellent. Just five percent (5%) describe their personal health as poor. That’s in line with regular surveying for the past several years.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 2019 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.

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