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Voters Say Impeachment Unlikely from Mueller Report Despite Media’s Efforts

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:30

Voters think Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is unlikely to help congressional Democrats impeach President Trump, but they expect reporters to try to hurt the president with it if they can.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters say the findings in the Mueller report are unlikely to lead to Trump’s impeachment, with 33% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say the report is likely to help impeach the president, but that includes only 14% who feel it’s Very Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 22-23, 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.

Beware Soros-Funded Hijacking of US Census By Michelle Malkin

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:30

"Are you a U.S. citizen?"

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday 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 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (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 .

Green Dreams By John Stossel

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:30

The Green New Deal's goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years.

Just 31% Oppose Plan to Send Illegals to Sanctuary Communities

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:30

Voters still aren’t eager to live in so-called sanctuary communities, and they tend to support President Trump’s proposal to send illegal immigrants to those communities.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the community they live in declaring itself a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Just over half (51%) don’t want to live in a sanctuary community that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. These findings haven’t changed over the past two years.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18 and 21, 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.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 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 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (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 Immigrants We Need Most By Stephen Moore

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:30

Of all America's immigrant visa programs, arguably the most successful for the U.S. economy has been the H-1B program. This program admits highly skilled foreign workers who fill vital employment niches to make our Made in America businesses more successful in international markets. Larry Kudlow, the director of President Donald Trump's National Economic Council, calls these immigrants the "brainiacs."

The Democrats Divide on Impeachment By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:30

The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation.

42% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:00

Forty-two percent (42%) 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 18.

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 14-18, 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.

Many Reject Mueller’s Findings But Not Sure Why

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:30

A sizable number of voters don’t agree with the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, although many of them are not exactly sure why. Most voters think politics is the reason for the criticism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters agrees with Mueller’s conclusion that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and no prosecutable obstruction of justice by President Trump. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, while 15% 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 18 and 21, 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.

For Journalists, Self-Censorship Is Credibility Suicide By Ted Rall

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 12:30

What is the job of the news media? To report the news. Everyone agrees on that. But some well-intentioned self-imposed ethical guidelines that members of the news media take for granted are getting in the way of the industry's fundamental mission: telling everything they know to a public whose right to know is sacred.

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

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 12:00

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

Voters Are Not Ready to Punish Israel for Netanyahu’s Reelection

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:30

A prominent Democratic congresswoman has called for cutting U.S. military aid to Israel following the reelection of the “Trump-like” Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. But voters here don’t appear ready to do that.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should cut the $3 billion in military aid it gives to Israel each year. A plurality of voters (46%) is opposed to cutting military aid to Israel because of Netanyahu’s reelection. But a sizable 26% 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, 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.

Is Bernie Stealing Trump's 'No More Wars' Issue? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:30

"The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars... I agree with that," Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday's town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:30

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 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (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 .

Stopping the Campusfication of American Life By Michael Barone

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:30

Many people, years after they graduate from high school and college, have nightmares about taking exams for a course for which they have done none of the reading and are totally unprepared. They wake up full of anxiety and relax only when they realize they left school years ago.

Most Would Vote for Gay President, Not So Sure Others Would

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:00

Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is hoping to be the first openly gay presidential nominee of a major party. Most voters are willing to support a gay president, but they’re far less confident that others close to them feel the same way.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters say they would personally be willing to vote for an openly gay president. Thirty percent (30%) would not, while 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 April 10-11, 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.

Many See 9/11 As A Fading Memory

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:30

A Muslim congresswoman has drawn criticism for recent comments that appeared to downplay the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, but voters are closely divided over whether Americans even remember that horrific day. One-in-three can’t say how many died in those attacks.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think many Americans have forgotten the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Forty-seven percent (47%) disagree, but 14% 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 16-17, 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

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.

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