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

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 12:00

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

In Defense of Purity Tests By Ted Rall

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:53

Supporters of center-right Democrats such as Cory Booker and Kamala Harris have a response to left progressives who criticize their candidates for cozying up to Wall Street banks and trying to execute innocent men: Stop with the purity tests!

Most Have Summer Vacay In Mind

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:00

Just over half of Americans took a summer vacation last year and plan to do so again this summer.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults intend to take a summer vacation this year. That’s consistent with surveying since 2016 but up from the mid-40s for several years prior to that. Thirty-eight percent (38%) have no vacation plans this summer, but eight percent (8%) haven’t made up their minds yet. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13 and 16, 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.

White House Watch: Booker Runs Close Second to Trump

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 14:30

Cory Booker is close to a Spartacus moment in the latest White House Watch survey, pitting the New Jersey senator against President Trump in a hypothetical 2020 election matchup.

The new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Trump with 45% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Booker’s 43%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 5,000 Likely Voters was conducted June 9-13 and 16-20, 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.

Yes, AOC, Your Generation Has Seen American Prosperity By Michael Barone

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:30

"An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America," says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose visibility as a spokesperson for this generation has been boosted by political friend and foe, "came of age and never saw American prosperity."

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 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. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1. (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.

Will Joe Repudiate His Segregationist Friends? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:05

"Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. He knows better. There's not a racist bone in my body."

Thus did a stung Joe Biden answer rival Cory Booker's demand he apologize for telling contributors, in a southern drawl, "I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland, He never called me 'boy.' He always called me 'son."

Trump and the Latest Polls – Summertime Blues or More Fake News? By Brian C. Joondeph

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:17

Recent polls show President Trump in big trouble, likely to lose in a landslide to many of the 20-plus Democrat contenders. Once again, the media tells its dwindling audience how “the walls are closing in” on Trump and that no one likes him.

Should Trump supporters be worried? Or is this just the latest edition of the Fake News Gazette, courtesy of the Trump-loathing media?

Health Care Promises To Be Sizable Voting Issue in 2020

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:30

Voters continue to criticize the quality of health care in America and rate cost reduction as a key reform. Health care is also shaping up as a critical voting issue again next year.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Likely U.S. Voters say health care is important to their vote in the 2020 presidential election, with 45% who say it’s Very Important, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. This compares to 87% and 55% respectively last October just before the midterm national elections.

Just 14% rate health care as not very or Not At All Important to their vote next year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 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-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.

Senate 2020: The Primary Challengers By Kyle Kondik

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:30

No incumbents lost in 2014, 2016, or 2018. Who might be vulnerable in 2020?

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The postwar renomination rate for Senate incumbents is 96%. That’s a little bit lower than the rate in the House.

— However, no senators have lost renomination in 13 of the last 19 elections. So recent history does not necessarily suggest that there will be even a single Senate primary loser.

— A few senators appear to face challenges that could threaten them.

— Primary upsets could change the general election odds in some key races.

Oberlin's Racial Hucksterism Comes Home to Roost By Michelle Malkin

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:00

As a right-wing alumna of far-left Oberlin College, I have four words for the administration in response to last week's ground-breaking $11 million jury verdict in the defaming of humble Gibson's Bakery:

Youngest Voters Remain Most Likely To Question Social Security

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:00

Voters continue to respect the Social Security system, but most of those under 40 still don’t expect it to fully pay off when they retire.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of Likely U.S. Voters regard Social Security favorably, with 33% who view it Very Favorably. Twenty-two percent (22%) hold an unfavorable opinion of the federal government program for retirees, but that includes only six percent (6%) with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 11-12, 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.

Most See U.S.-Iran War As Likely

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:30

Most voters suspect Iran of the recent torpedo attacks in the Gulf of Oman and say there’s a good chance of war for the United States in the days ahead.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely Iran is responsible for two torpedo attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely. Just 15% say Iranian involvement is not very or Not At All Likely, but slightly more (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 13 and 16, 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

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (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.

Moral Capitalism By John Stossel

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:30

Presidential candidates and the media keep telling people "it's immoral" that a few rich people have so much more money than everyone else.

Voters Give a Thumbs Down to California's New Health Care Initiative For Illegal Immigrants

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:30

California is set to become the first state to give full health care benefits to young, low-income immigrants living in the United States illegally, but a majority of U.S. voters don't support a similar initiative in their own state.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters favor making health care benefits available to low-income illegal immigrants under the age of 26 in their state. Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 11-12, 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.

Without Mining There Is No 'Green Revolution' By Stephen Moore

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:30

The recent threats by Beijing to cut off American access to critical mineral imports have many Americans wondering why our politicians have allowed the United States to become so overly dependent on China for these valued resources in the first place.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (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.

War With Iran Would Become 'Trump's War' By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:30

President Donald Trump cannot want war with Iran.

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