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  1. Americans Strongly Favor English as Official Language

    Michigan recently introduced legislation to make English the official state language, making it one of 32 states to do so, while a bill to do the same on a national level was reintroduced in Congress last year. As they have for more than a decade, most Americans support such legislation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of American Adults think English should be the official language of the United States. Since 2006, this number has ranged from a high of 87% to a low of 83%. Just 12% do not think English should be the country’s official language. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 22-23, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports and ProEnglish. 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. 55% Agree Trump’s Travel Ban Targets Terrorists, Not Muslims

    Voters still tend to support President Trump’s temporary ban on newcomers from certain countries, and more voters than ever now agree that it’s intended to stop likely terrorists.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 24-25, 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 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).

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  4. New RINOs Could Spell Trouble for the GOP

    Are a lot more GOP voters Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) these days?

    RINOs has long been a name of contempt on the American political right for those who run for office as conservative Republicans and then “grow and mature” in Washington, D.C. by moving to the left. They play to the voters at home in flyover land and then play a different song to The Washington Post when they’re inside the Beltway.

  5. Raising the Ceiling, but Not the Floor, on Potential Democratic House Gains By Kyle Kondik

    Rep.-elect Debbie Lesko (R, AZ-8)’s victory in a special election Tuesday night fit into the pattern we’ve seen in other special elections this cycle . In a clearly Republican-leaning seat, Lesko won but ran significantly behind Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential performance . Trump won the district by 21 percentage points, whereas Lesko only won by about five points, based on unofficial results. Given the district’s strong Republican lineage, we thought any result in the single digits would be bad for Republicans. Lesko should be fine in the fall as an incumbent — and we’re moving her district to Safe Republican — but we now have had eight federal special elections this cycle in Trump-won, Republican-held seats (including the Alabama Senate election), and while Republicans have retained six of them, only one of those was an easy hold (UT-3).

  6. Americans See Climbing Gas Prices

    Gas prices are starting to surge around the country, and Americans are feeling the pain already.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults are paying more for a gallon of gas today compared to six months ago, and 74% think it’s likely those prices will continue to climb over the next six months. This includes 44% who think it’s Very Likely they’ll be paying even more for a gallon of gas in six months than they are today. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 22-23, 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. Half of Americans See Less Free Speech on College Campuses These Days

    Several recent cases have challenged freedom of speech on college campuses across the United States. Nearly half of Americans think college students have less freedom of speech these days, and few think professors and administrators promote the free exchange of ideas.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of American Adults believe there is more freedom of speech on U.S. college campuses today than there has been in the past. Forty-seven percent (47%) think there is less freedom of speech, while 25% believe the level of free speech is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 22-23, 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. Alfie and Haleigh and Charlie and Jahi By Michelle Malkin

    When British hospital officials tried to pull the plug on 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans on Monday night in arrogant defiance of his parents' wishes, many Americans took to Twitter to count their blessings that they live in a country that would not allow such tyranny.

  9. Teachers With Guns By John Stossel

    What should be done about school shootings?

    After the horrible shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump suggested that some teachers carry guns. "We need to let people know, you come in to our schools -- you're gonna be dead."

  10. Many Americans Would Consider Comfort Hospice-Type Care for Loved Ones

    Before her death last week, the Bush family announced they would pursue comfort care rather than medical intervention for Barbara Bush’s failing health. It’s a tough choice for Americans, but many would make the same decision for their loved ones.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if a loved one were diagnosed with a terminal illness, 40% of American Adults would choose to give them pain medication and let nature take its course, also referred to as comfort care, palliative care or hospice. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 18-19, 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.

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