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  1. 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    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 February 14.

    This week’s finding remains the same for the second week in a row.  Prior to this, that number had been on the decline week-over-week from 43% in early December.  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 February 3-7, 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.

  2. 22% Think The U.S. Is Too Supportive of Israel

    Voters have long considered Israel an ally of the United States, but one-in-five now think we go too easy on them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 22% of Likely U.S. Voters think, generally speaking, the United States is too supportive of Israel. Almost as many (19%), though, think the United States is not supportive enough. A plurality of voters (45%) think America’s support for Israel is about right. Another 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 3-4, 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.

  3. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday 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).

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    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 .

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

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

  5. Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Rebounds to 2018 Highs

    With the five-week government shutdown behind us, the Dow Jones Industrial Average working its way back up to October’s all-time high and the unemployment rate still near record lows, consumers are smiling once again.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 135.9 in February, up six points from last month and in line with findings from the end of 2018 prior to the shutdown.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on February 3-4, 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.

  6. Why Are Leading Democratic Presidential Candidates Endorsing 'the Green Dream, or Whatever They Call It'? By Michael Barone

    There's an old joke about an egotistical politician whose disgruntled speechwriter, just before quitting, prepares a draft that promises the moon, and specifics for how to pay for it, on the first two pages, and leaves the third page blank except for the words "You're on your own now."

  7. Only 29% Favor Democratic Probe of Trump If Mueller Finds Nothing

    So far the facts aren’t there, but Democrats remain convinced that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to win the presidency. Most voters in general, however, say if Special Counsel Robert Mueller can’t prove it, Democrats should let it go.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters think congressional Democrats should do their own investigation if the Mueller probe fails to find proof that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. Sixty-four percent (64%) say Democrats in Congress should move on to other issues instead.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 13-14, 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.

  8. Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Both of America's great national parties are coalitions.

  9. 15% Dread Valentine’s Day - Do You?

    Americans aren’t as sweet on Valentine’s Day as the business sector might have you believe.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults look forward to Valentine’s Day. Fifteen percent (15%) dread it. Most (54%) say neither is the case. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 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. See methodology.

  10. Most Still See A U.S. Role in NATO

    With the Soviet Union fading further and further into the rearview mirror of history, President Trump has voiced his concern about the cost to the United States of participating in NATO, but most voters here still don’t want to let go of the 70-year-old anti-Soviet alliance.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters continue to see a need for the United States to belong to the North American Treaty Organization, up from 53% last year. Twenty-three percent (23%) do not. But nearly as many (19%) are unsure about America’s continued participation in the alliance created with its Western European allies in 1949 to prevent the further expansion of the Communist Soviet Union. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 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. See methodology.