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  1. 46% Believe Government’s Done Too Little For Young Black Americans

    Now that Donald Trump, accused by many of his detractors of being racist, has replaced America’s first black president, more voters think the government’s not doing enough to improve conditions for America’s black youth, though they think they’re ultimately responsible for improving their own situation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now say the government has done too little to improve conditions for young black Americans, while just 11% think they’ve done too much. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters think the level of government action has been about right, while another 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  2. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (see trends). 

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  3. Tough Road Ahead for Trump in Year 2 By Michael Barone

    As we reach, gingerly, the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president, none of the disasters feared by critics has come to pass. The economy has turned at least mildly upward rather than plummet to depression. The executive branch has obeyed court orders. No military disaster has occurred. Fears that seemed plausible to many have proved unjustified.

  4. Workers See Wage Increases in Near Future

    American workers are more confident than ever that they will get a salary boost in the near future, and most continue to believe the best opportunity for career advancement is to stay put.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17 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. A US-Turkish Clash in Syria? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria -- with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides.   

  6. Are Illegal Immigrants Taking American Jobs?

    Illegal immigration continues to be a hot-button issue in Congress, but fewer Americans now feel threatened that illegal immigrants are taking their jobs.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigrants take jobs away from U.S. citizens, but 50% disagree. Another 10% 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 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 16-17, 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. Is Trump A Racist?

    Prominent Democrats are now accusing President Trump of being a racist for championing the bringing of higher educated, more skilled immigrants to America, and voters tend to believe they’re right.

    (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 on January 16-17, 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. Americans Say Too Many Rely on Government Aid

    With a number of states planning ways to tighten their Medicaid and food stamp rolls, Americans continue to believe that too many count on the government for cash and that government welfare programs hurt more than they help.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid. That’s up from 55% in March of last year  after running in the mid- to high-60s over the previous four years. Just nine percent (9%) think there are not enough Americans dependent on the government for financial aid, while 18% think the level of dependency is about right. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 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.

  9. Open Season in the House By Kyle Kondik
    KEY POINTS IN THIS ARTICLE:

    — So far there are 46 House seats where an incumbent won’t be running for reelection in November. That is already above the postwar average, and more open seats are likely.

    — The current list of retirees includes 31 Republicans and 15 Democrats. Wave years sometimes but not always feature such a disparity between parties.

  10. One-in-Five Tattooed Adults Would Get Them Removed

    More Americans now say they have tattoos, but few regret them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 25% of American Adults have at least one tattoo, a number that’s been on the rise since 2013.  Eight percent (8%) of those have three or more tattoos, including two percent (2%) who have more than 10 pieces of ink. Seventy-four percent (74%) of adults say they have no tattoos. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 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.