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  1. Most Say E-Cigarettes No Healthier Than Traditional Ones

    A new study out this week determined that smoking electronic cigarettes, or “vaping,” may be more harmful than originally thought, something Americans have worried about for years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults think smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. Thirteen percent (13%) think e-cigarettes are less safe than traditional ones, while 50% think the health risk is about the same from both. Another 17% are not sure. (To see question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 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.

  2. Voters Don’t Like ‘Antifa’ Protesters, Say They’re Looking for Trouble

    Voters are even more critical of the so-called “antifa” protesters who surfaced again this past weekend in Charlottesville and Washington, DC and continue to think they’re chiefly interested in causing trouble.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 18% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of the antifa protesters, with six percent (6%) who view them Very Favorably. That compares to 24% and eight percent (8%) respectively last September.

    Fifty-four percent (54%) have an unfavorable opinion of these protesters, including 39% with a Very Unfavorable one. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 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.

  3. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (see trends).

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  4. Parents See Higher Back-to-School Costs This Year

    It’s back-to-school time again, and parents are expecting to open their wallets wider this year to prepare.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults with school-aged children plan to spend more on school clothing and back-to-school supplies than they did a year ago. Just 22% anticipate that they will spend less, while 35% expect to spend about the same amount. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 8-9, 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. The Governors: Ratings Changes Abound By Kyle Kondik

    Now that 40 of the 50 states have held primaries so far, including major primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Tuesday night, we thought this was a good time to take stock of, and to reassess, the gubernatorial landscape.

  6. Five Years Later, Many Say Snowden is Neither Hero Nor Traitor

    It’s been five years since Edward Snowden exposed the federal government’s surveillance of millions of innocent Americans in the name of national security, and voters still think he falls somewhere in between the lines of hero and traitor, though they still want him tried for treason.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 14% of Likely U.S. Voters today think Snowden is a hero for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s phone and e-mail surveillance programs, while another 29% think he’s a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Nearly half of voters (48%) think he falls somewhere in between the two. This shows little change from 2016. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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 More Likely to See a ‘Party of the People’ These Days

    Voters—and Republicans specifically—have more faith these days that someone in Washington represents them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people. That’s down from 46% a year ago and the previous low of 43% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in 2010. This finding reached a high of 53% four years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 12-13, 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. Social Security Fails By John Stossel

    Social Security is running out of money.    

  9. Democratic Lead Grows on Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but after two weeks of a tightening race, Democrats have expanded their lead.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on August 5-9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  10. The Theory of Political Relative Relativity By Michelle Malkin

    It's quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others.

    Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet or call away. The media schadenfreude over such bloody bloodline battles is thicker than California wildfire smoke.