Rasmussen Reports

Subscribe to Rasmussen Reports feed
Most recent articles from Rasmussen Reports
Updated: 1 day 17 hours ago

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

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 12:00

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

The Data Is Clear: Progressives Should Boycott Biden By Ted Rall

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 12:00

Once again, the Democratic Party is asking progressives to vote for a presidential nominee who says he disagrees with it about every major issue. This is presented as an offer it cannot refuse. If it casts a protest vote for a third-party candidate like the unionist and environmentalist Howie Hawkins of the Green Party or stays home on that key Tuesday in November, Donald Trump will win a second term -- which would be worse than Biden's first.

Only 40% Think Founders Would Consider America A Success This 4th of July

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:00

Respect for the Fourth of July is down this year, although most still recognize that it marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But Americans aren’t so sure the Founding Fathers who signed that important document would be happy with the country they initiated this day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 40% of American Adults believe the Founding Fathers would consider the United States a success if they came back today. Nearly as many (38%) say the group which includes George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Benjamin Franklin would view America as a failure. Twenty-two percent (22%) are undecided. (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 American Adults was conducted June 29-30, 2020 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.

Voters Strongly Support Mount Rushmore, Historic Statues

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 14:30

Most voters still rally around Mount Rushmore and historic statues around the country that may be out of line with modern-day sentiments. But there is growing support among those under 40 to do away with them.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters do not believe that Mount Rushmore should be closed or changed because two of the four presidents it honors – George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - were slave owners. Seventeen percent (17%) believe the iconic memorial in South Dakota should be closed or changed. (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 June 29-30, 2020 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

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll sponsored by Inside The Numbers With The People's Pundit for Friday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (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.

Generations Defining -- and Redefining -- American History By Michael Barone

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:30

Americans naturally tend to think of their presidents in terms of generations, like they do with their families. This may have started with the news that former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, half a century to the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence they jointly drafted.

Are Uncivil Protests and Mob Violence Winning? By Patric J. Buchanan

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:00

The Seattle Commune is no more.

Declared three weeks ago by radical leftists as CHAZ, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, rechristened CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest, the six-block enclave inside Seattle ceased to exist July 1. The cops shut it down.

68% Are Likely To Send Their Kids Back to School in the Fall

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:30

Most Americans expect their local schools to reopen this fall after the spring’s coronavirus lockdown. Two-out-of-three parents say they’re likely to let their kids go back.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds 64% of all American Adults think it’s likely that schools in their community will reopen this fall, although that includes only 23% who say it’s Very Likely. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say local school reopenings are unlikely, with six percent (6%) who say they are Not At All Likely. (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 American Adults was conducted June 25 and 28, 2020 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, 07/02/2020 - 13:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll sponsored by Inside The Numbers With The People's Pundit for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (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 House: Democratic Murmurings in the Texas Suburbs – and Elsewhere By Kyle Kondik

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:30

11 rating changes, most in favor of Democrats.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Joe Biden’s currently strong lead in the presidential race is being felt in the suburbs, which if it lasts could imperil Republicans in some of their formerly dark red turf.

— Texas merits special attention, where as many as 10 Republican-held House seats could become vulnerable if Trump were to lose the state.

— We have 11 House rating changes, 10 of which benefit Democrats.

— Democrats remain favored to retain their House majority.

Feds Plan to Bring Back Death Penalty; 50% Agree

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to stop the government from reviving the death penalty for federal cases after not using it for nearly 20 years. Voters still tend to support capital punishment but not like they used to.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the death penalty. Thirty-five percent (35%) are opposed, while 14% are undecided. (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 June 21-22, 2020 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.

Jobs Americans Won’t Do? Most Voters Disagree

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:30

Supporters of immigration, illegal or otherwise, often say that immigrants take the jobs Americans don’t want, but most voters don’t agree.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Americans would fill construction, technology, hospitality and other service jobs now taken by immigrants if the pay and working conditions were improved. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say there are just not enough Americans willing to do that kind of work. Thirteen percent (13%) 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 1,500 Likely Voters was conducted June 23, 25 and 28, 2020 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.

What's the Matter with Kansas State University? By Michelle Malkin

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:30

Kansas hasn't voted for a Democrat in presidential elections since 1964. From 1995 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2017, Republicans in Topeka held the iron trifecta of the governor's mansion, the state House and the state Senate. In 2016, Donald Trump walloped Hillary Clinton in this quintessential red state by a 57-36 margin.

A Reason to Protest By John Stossel

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:58

Protesters say America's criminal justice system is unfair.

It is.

Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:00

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of June 21-25, 2020 reached a new high of 108.1, up from105.5, the week before. The Index has been trending upward over the past month as the U.S. economy rebounds from the coronavirus lockdown and racial protests continue in many parts of the country.

The Immigration Index will be updated every Tuesday at noon Eastern.

(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.

As COVID-19 Continues, Faith in Public Health System Falls

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:30

Fear of coronavirus remains high, with Americans expressing less confidence that the U.S. public health system can handle it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 78% of American Adults are concerned personally about the coronavirus threat, with 46% who are Very Concerned. This is unchanged from mid-May. Only 19% are not very or Not At All Concerned about the virus. (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 American Adults was conducted June 25 and 28, 2020 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.

Liberalism Is Dangerous to Your Wallet and Your Health By Stephen Moore

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:30

The most recent jobs report found that nine of the 10 states with unemployment rates above 14% are in liberal blue states. Ranked from highest to lowest, they are Nevada (25.3%), Hawaii (22.6%), Michigan (21.2%), California (16.3%), Rhode Island (16.3%), Massachusetts (16.3%), Delaware (15.8%), Illinois (15.2%), New Jersey (15.2%) and Washington state (15.1%). I call this the "blue-state jobs depression." The states with the lowest unemployment rates are all conservative red states: Nebraska (5.2%), Utah (8.5 %), Wyoming 8.8%, Arizona (8.9%) and Idaho (8.9%).

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

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 12:00

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

Resist Evictions and Foreclosures By Ted Rall

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 12:00

COVID-19 has created the ideal medium for a summer of continuous protest.

Political protests and demonstrations used to be weekend affairs during which angry leftists shouted at empty government offices before shuffling home Sunday afternoon to gear up for the workweek. With 1 out of 4 workers having filed for unemployment and many more working from home, tens of millions of Americans have free time to march in the streets. Sporting events, movie theaters, retail stores and even houses of worship are closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Most Feel Personally Less Safe, Ready to Turn to Biden

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:30

Voters worry about their safety more these days and have more confidence in Joe Biden than President Trump to make things better. But once again party affiliation makes a big difference.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters feel personally less safe than they did four years ago. Nineteen percent (19%) feel more safe now, while 26% say their feeling of personal safety is about the same. (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 June 23-24, 2020 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.

Pages