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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls>
    (Recent News - November 17 2018 - 1:00 PM:)
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    President Trump is in California today meeting with survivors and surveying damage from that state’s deadliest wildfire in which more than 66 people were confirmed dead and more than 600 others missing.

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  • By Law, the President Should Have to Give Daily Press Conferences By Ted Rall>
    (Recent News - November 17 2018 - 12:30 PM:)
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    News conferences are a double oxymoron. Pressers aren't conferences; conferences involve back-and-forth communication. Nor do they have anything to do with news. News is neither created nor conveyed at a press conference.

    The one place in the world where news is least likely to happen is a press conference. If I were in charge of a media organization, the last thing I'd spend money on would be a White House correspondent whose role is to sit politely holding up his or her hand, hoping like a compliant schoolchild to be called upon, begging for the privilege of being lied to.

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  • Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee Remembered Fondly>
    (Recent News - November 16 2018 - 3:30 PM:)
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    The beloved head of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, died this week at 95, leaving behind a long legacy, including fan-favorite character, Spider-Man, among many others.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of American Adults have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, including 28% with a Very Favorable one. Just 12% view the former Marvel publisher unfavorably, including three percent (3%) with a Very Unfavorable opinion. But 40% don’t know enough about the comic book magnate to venture an opinion. (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 Adults was conducted on November 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.

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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll>
    (Recent News - November 16 2018 - 2:30 PM:)
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    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (see trends).

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

    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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  • Amid Complaints, a Reason to Give Thanks By Michael Barone>
    (Recent News - November 16 2018 - 2:30 PM:)
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    "It's the worst of times." The words are Charles Dickens', from the opening paragraph of a novel set in the 1790s, but the sentiment is familiar today. Americans are divided as never before, we are frequently told, angrily at odds with one another, polarized politically, economically, culturally and in our entertainment preferences.

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  • Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN By Patrick J. Buchanan>
    (Recent News - November 16 2018 - 2:12 PM:)
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    Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building.

    CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president.

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  • Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Unshaken by Market Jitters>
    (Recent News - November 16 2018 - 1:30 PM:)
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    The recent ups and downs of the stock market have done little to sway Americans’ confidence in the economy, but they're a little less upbeat about the direction of their own personal finances.

    (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 1,500 American Adults was conducted on November 1, 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.

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  • Few Consider Spanking Child Abuse>
    (Recent News - November 15 2018 - 6:00 PM:)
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    The American Academy of Pediatrics this week announced a new policy statement strongly against spanking children, citing studies that find it is both ineffective as a punishment and potentially harmful in the long term. But adults don’t agree, and very few would go as far as to consider it child abuse.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 18% of American Adults favor laws proposed in some states that would make it illegal for parents to spank their child. Fifty-eight percent (58%) oppose such laws, while another 24% are undecided. (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 American Adults was conducted on November 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.

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  • Voters Find Trump More Likable Than Pelosi>
    (Recent News - November 15 2018 - 3:30 PM:)
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    Republicans overwhelmingly view President Trump as likable, but Democrats aren’t as enthusiastic about likely new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But among all voters, both Trump and Pelosi aren’t very beloved.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump is at least somewhat likable, including 27% who think he’s very likable. Fifty-five percent (55%) think Trump is not likable, with 43% who believe he’s not at all likable. (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 November 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.

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  • 2018 Senate: How the “Trump Ten” Races Compared to 2016 By J. Miles Coleman>
    (Recent News - November 15 2018 - 1:48 PM:)
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    Heading into the 2018 cycle, Democrats seemed to have many advantages, as the out-party typically does in midterm years. However, one factor that was decidedly slanted against them was the Senate map. A majority of the Democratic caucus — 26 of 49 members — faced the electorate. Further, 10 Democratic incumbents on the ballot represented states that President Trump carried in 2016. In many cases, to win reelection, these senators had to perform significantly better than Hillary Clinton did two years ago.

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