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  1. 43% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    Forty-three percent (43%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending June 14.

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    The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 10-14, 2018. 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. 50% Say No to Living in a Sanctuary Community

    A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Trump administration cannot deny Philadelphia grant money because of its status as a sanctuary city that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Half of voters continue to oppose their community declaring itself a sanctuary community, with many who think such communities are less safe.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the community they live in declaring itself a sanctuary community, while 50% oppose it. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 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 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

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  4. Half of Adults Think We Should Retest Older Drivers

    Americans are still on board with requiring older drivers to take annual tests to renew their driver’s licenses, though they’re more divided over when that testing should start.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think there should be an age limit set for older drivers when they are required to take annual tests before having their driver’s license renewed. This is down from 63% who favored such annual tests in 2010.  Twenty-nine percent (29%) do not think older drivers should be retested annually, up slightly from 24% eight years ago, but 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 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.

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

    With the economy roaring along, President Trump turned his attention overseas this past week. As usual, many in the media disapproved, but voters are more willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt.

  6. 63% Say Fatherhood Is a Man’s Most Important Role

    Sunday is Father’s Day, and while most adults still think being a father is the most important job for a man today, that belief has tapered off from past years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults think being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world, down from 70% last year and a previous low of 68% in 2014. Eighteen percent (18%) now say fatherhood is not a man’s most important role, while 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 2018 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.

  7. Republicans Hugely Confident in North Korea Deal; Democrats Hate It

    Following President Trump’s summit with dictator Kim Jong Un, voters are only slightly more positive about the president’s dealings with North Korea but are cautiously optimistic about the denuclearization deal the two men signed. As is often the case, however, partisan affiliation makes a huge difference in perceptions.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely that Trump’s agreement with Kim will result in a slowing or stopping of North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, with 22% who say it’s Very Likely. Forty-four percent (44%) say the agreement is unlikely to work, with 19% who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 13-14, 2018 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. Consumer Spending Update: Confidence in the Economy Remains High

    Despite reports that inflation is at a six-year high, Americans remain upbeat about the economy.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index remained unchanged at 137.9 this month, down less than a half a point from May. Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked at 145.9 in February of this year. By comparison, 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 June 3-4, 2018 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.

  9. Will We Get Tired of So Much Winning? By Michael Barone

    It has been a week full of wins for President Donald Trump -- at least for those who share Trump's view of the way the world works, and perhaps even for some who don't.

    Exhibit A is Trump's summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore. In their self-congratulatory joint statement, they said that North Korea committed to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and the United States agreed to "provide security guarantees" to North Korea.

  10. Trump's Historic Gamble By Patrick J. Buchanan

    President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy.

    The British prime minister once counseled, "Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel."

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