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

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 12:00

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

Consumer Spending Update: Americans Slightly Less Confident in Economy, But OK to Keep Spending

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:30

The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 136.0 in June, down seven points from last month and the lowest finding since February.

Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

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The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on June 2-3, 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.

The Not-Inevitable Candidate and His Not-Feasible Pet Project By Michael Barone

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:30

Will Joe Biden inevitably win the Democratic nomination for president? A month ago, many psephologists thought so, as national polls within two weeks of his April 25 announcement showed the former vice president with 41 percent of Democratic primary votes.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -3. (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.

Russiagate Is No Watergate By Patrick J. Buchanan

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:30

"History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump.

Americans Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes This Father’s Day

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:30

Father’s Day is this Sunday, but most Americans still think two parents are better than one.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 86% of American Adults still think it is at least somewhat important for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents, including 61% who think it’s Very Important. Just 10% say growing up in a two-parent home is not important, including only three percent (3%) who say it’s Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 9-10, 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, 06/13/2019 - 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-seven percent (47%) 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.

SENATE 2020: THE PRIMARY CHALLENGERS By Kyle Kondik

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:26

The last time this current crop of senators, Class II, was up for election, in 2014, no senators lost their primaries. This represented a change from the previous two cycles, which featured significant primary upheaval, particularly on the Republican side.

Most Oppose Legalizing Prostitution

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:30

Several states, most notably Maine and Massachusetts, are flirting with decriminalizing prostitution, but most voters aren’t ready to go there yet.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose the legalization of prostitution in the state where they live. Twenty-seven percent (27%) favor legalization, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 9-10, 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.

Biden Joining Dems in Left Field By Betsy McCaughey

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:30

Nineteen Democrats running for president took the stage in Iowa on Sunday to woo voters. It was a circus of left-wingers going bonkers for things most Americans don't want. The front-runners back abortion anytime before birth, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, outlawing gas-burning cars, shutting down fossil fuel industries that employ millions and redistributing wealth. These White House contenders are veering far left, even though polls show half their own party's voters aren't "liberal."

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -3. (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.

Real X-Men By John Stossel

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:30

Soon, some of you will try to make "better babies."

Democrats See Themselves More Like Biden Than AOC

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:30

GOP voters strongly choose President Trump over the top Republican in Congress, while Democrats identify with prospective presidential nominee Joe Biden more than with the young firebrand who increasingly seems to be setting the party’s agenda.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 49% 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.

Tortured Logic at the Federal Reserve By Stephen Moore

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:05

I've been shouting from the rooftops for six months that the Federal Reserve is too tight on money and that this lack of dollar liquidity has cut into growth. So it is somewhat vindicating that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell seems to be finally coming around to that idea. The betting markets are now predicting at least one rate cut this year -- and perhaps two.

Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:00

"My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at conception. ... I just refuse to impose that on others."

40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:00

Forty percent (40%) 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 June 6.

This week’s finding remains unchanged 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 June 2-6, 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.

40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:00

Forty percent (40%) 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 June 6.

This week’s finding remains unchanged 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.

(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 June 2-6, 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.

Voters Are Cooler to America First Than Trump Is

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:30

Voters here are more confident these days in the global power of the U.S. president, but they say President Trump pushes America’s interests more than they think is necessary.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, while 14% 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 June 5-6, 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.

Voters Are Cooler to America First Than Trump Is

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:30

Voters here are more confident these days in the global power of the U.S. president, but they say President Trump pushes America’s interests more than they think is necessary.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, while 14% 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 June 5-6, 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.

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