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  1. Voters Favor Drug Testing Lawmakers

    Pennsylvania is considering legislation that would require all state lawmakers be tested for illegal drugs, and voters think that’s a great idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters favor testing lawmakers in their state for illegal drugs. Twenty-six percent (26%) are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 11 & 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.

  2. 43% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    For the second week in a row, 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, this time according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending October 11.

    This finding has been running in the 40s for most weeks this year after being 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 October 7-11, 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.

  3. Voters Reject Clinton’s Call for Incivility

    Hillary Clinton last week urged Democrats not to be civil with Republicans over political issues, prompting rare disagreement from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Voters also disagree with Clinton but, unlike her, don’t expect things to improve even if Democrats return to power in Congress.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that a plurality (47%) disagrees with Clinton’s statement: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” Thirty-nine percent (39%) agree with the statement, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 11 and 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.

  4. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% 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 president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (see trends).  

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

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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 .

  5. Voters Don't Care Much For Celebrities, Outside Campaign Cash

    A lot of voters don't like it when candidates in their state finance their campaigns with money from outsiders, and they aren't moved much by celebrity or political endorsements from out-of-staters either.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters consider it a negative if a candidate receives a sizable number of campaign contributions from outside their state. Only 10% view it as a positive when it comes to their vote. Forty-five percent (45%) say outside campaign contributions have no impact on how they vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 9-10, 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.

  6. How Brett Kavanaugh Framed Himself as a Martyr to the #MeToo Movement By Ted Rall

    Innocent until proven guilty.

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

    While Category 4 Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida panhandle and the Mid-Atlantic States this week, stock market selloffs driven by rising interest rates and international trade uncertainties tore into capital valuation and retirement portfolios.  But the downturn paused yesterday, the same day a Turkish court ordered the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson.

    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.

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  8. Voters Have More Faith in U.S. Elections These Days

    Voters are now more confident than they have been in over six years that U.S. elections are fair to voters, though more than one-in-four still think it’s too easy to vote in this country today.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters now think American elections are fair to voters, up 10 points from 41% in early 2016  and the highest level of confidence in U.S. elections since a high of 57% last reached just before the 2012 presidential election.

    Just a third of voters (33%) now believe U.S. elections are unfair to voters, down from findings in the 40s for the past five years. Another 16% are not sure how fair elections are to voters. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 9-10, 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.

  9. Consumer Confidence Marches Upward

    With the release of last week’s jobs report reflecting a near 50-year low for unemployment, consumer confidence has started to rise once again.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index for October rose to 144.2, up five points from September and the second highest finding in four years of surveying.

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on October 1-2, 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.

  10. Don't Look for Civility Unless Democrats Win in November By Michael Barone

    "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Hillary Clinton told CNN last Tuesday. Her words cannot be taken literally, for you can be civil if you want to; they're a statement that she doesn't want to.

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