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Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:00

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 9-13, 2020 has fallen back to 102.4 from 105.8 the week before.

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

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Most Still Would Support A Gay President, Less Sure About Others

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 15:30

Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay major presidential candidate, is one of the early leaders in the race for this year’s Democratic nomination. Most voters say they have no problem with electing a gay president but remain less sure that others they know agree.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters would be willing personally to vote for an openly gay president. Twenty-seven percent (27%) would not, while 13% are undecided. These findings have changed very little since last April. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 16-17, 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

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% 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 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.

Trump's Critics on the Economy: So Wrong, So Often By Stephen Moore

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:00

There's an old saying about baseball and life that no one ever had a 1.000 batting average. It turns out that's not exactly true. At least when it comes to the Trump economy, anti-Trumpers defied the near-impossible statistical odds and somehow have batted 1.000 on their predictions. They managed to get it wrong every time.

If Duterte Wants Us Out, Let's Go By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs U.S. military personnel in the islands.

46% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:00

Forty-six percent (46%) 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 February 13, 2020.

This week’s finding is up four points from a week ago, and is the highest finding since February 2017. By comparison, this number 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 February 9-13, 2020. 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.

51% Say Any Democrat Likely to Defeat Trump

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:30

Just over half of voters think Democrats have a good chance of defeating President Trump in November, no matter which opponent he faces.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Likely U.S. Voters consider it likely that any of the announced Democratic candidates can defeat Trump in the upcoming election, with 32% who say it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% view a Trump defeat as unlikely, including 25% 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 February 12-13, 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.

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

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 13:00

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

Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Backs Off January's Record High

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:00

After spiking to a five-year high in January, economic confidence fell back four points this month with the Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hitting 143.9. But it still remains in record high territory.

Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and jumped to 145.9 in February 2018. 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 February 3, 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.

Bloomberg Edges Ahead in Democratic Presidential Race

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:30

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a narrow lead over Joe Biden among Democrats nationally in the race to be their party’s 2020 presidential nominee, but Biden and Bernie Sanders are the candidates seen as most likely to be nominated.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Bloomberg with 26% support when Likely Democratic Voters are asked which candidate would best represent the party and make the best candidate against President Trump in November. Biden is a close second at 22%. Sanders is next with 18% of the Democratic vote.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has 12% support among his fellow Democrats, followed by Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (7%) and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (6%). Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 12-13, 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.

Most Turn Thumbs-Down on Mandatory Voting

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:00

Several countries including Australia have made voting compulsory, and California is considering a similar law that would penalize those who don’t vote. But voters nationally still don’t like that idea and tend to think worse government would be the end result.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe all Americans should be required to vote and be subject to penalties if they do not. Sixty-two percent (62%) oppose mandatory voting. This compares to 25% and 65% respectively the first time we asked this question in March 2015. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 10-11, 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 Still Want Budget Cuts, With An Eye on Entitlements

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:30

Voters agree the $4 trillion-plus the federal government now spends annually is too much and favor budget cuts, especially in entitlement programs. But most also consider it highly unlikely that spending cuts will occur.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think there is too much federal government spending. Only 10% say there’s too little, while 20% believe the level of spending is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 10-11, 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

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:30

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of 0. (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.

Tyranny of the Tamiflunatics By Michelle Malkin

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:30

Beware of clickbait character assassins masquerading as "journalists."

Trump: Good, Bad, Ugly By John Stossel

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:00

President Donald Trump "saved the United States," says former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.

Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:00

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 2-6, 2020 has jumped to 105.8 from 99.7 the week before.

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

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39% of Republicans Want to Expel Romney from GOP; 18% Undecided

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:30

Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator who voted guilty last week on one of the impeachment counts brought against President Trump by House Democrats. Many Republicans were furious at Romney, and a sizable number of GOP voters are ready to throw him out of the party.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely Republican Voters think Romney should be expelled from the Republican Party. Only slightly more (43%) disagree, while nearly one-in-five (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 6 and 9, 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.

Defusing the Debt Bomb By Stephen Moore

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:30

President Donald Trump's new budget confirms that without corrective action, trillion-dollar deficits will be with us for years and perhaps decades to come. Trump's budget plan has many smart and urgent spending reforms. But will Congress ignore them once again?

Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 13:30

In a way, Donald Trump might be called The Great Uniter.

42% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 17:00

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 February 6, 2020.

This week’s finding is remains the same as a week ago. By comparison, this number 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 February 2-6, 2020. 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.

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