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  • 40% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction>
    (Recent News - May 20 2019 - 4:00 PM:)
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    Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending May 16.

    This week’s finding is down two points from a week ago. Prior to this, that number had been on the decline week-over-week from 43% in early December to 31% by the end of January. It ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama's last full year in office.

    (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 national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 5-9, 2019. 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.

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  • Voters Still See Skills-Based Legal Entry As Immigration Fix>
    (Recent News - May 20 2019 - 2:30 PM:)
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    Voters continue to believe the U.S. immigration system is broken and still tend to favor shifting to the skills-based system that President Trump is proposing.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Senator Lindsey Graham’s assessment last week that “we have a perfect storm brewing at the border because of a series of broken and outdated laws related to asylum and children.” Just 24% disagree with the South Carolina Republican’s statement, but nearly as many (21%) are undecided. Graham introduced a major immigration reform package in the Senate last week. (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 May 16 and 19, 2019 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.

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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll>
    (Recent News - May 20 2019 - 1:30 PM:)
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    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 32% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. (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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  • What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls>
    (Recent News - May 18 2019 - 12:00 PM:)
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    In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports...

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  • Long Form, Long Form, Long Form! Is the Future of Print Journalism By Ted Rall>
    (Recent News - May 18 2019 - 11:11 AM:)
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    Journalism is in trouble. Writers of articles pointing this out typically argue that this is really bad for democracy or America or whatever. Anyone who disagrees is too stupid to read this, so I won't bother to repeat this obviousness. Such writers also point out contemporaneous evidence of the media apocalypse; here are the three I came across this week:

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  • Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Inches Toward 5-Year High>
    (Recent News - May 17 2019 - 2:30 PM:)
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    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 143.4 in May, up three points from last month and the highest finding this year.

    Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

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  • Who Wants This War with Iran? By Patrick J. Buchanan>
    (Recent News - May 17 2019 - 12:21 PM:)
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    Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea.

    "There won't be any war. ... We don't seek a war, and (the Americans) don't either. They know it's not in their interests."

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  • Will 'Whiteshift' Save America From Ethnic Strife? By Michael Barone>
    (Recent News - May 17 2019 - 12:10 PM:)
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    If you've been paying any attention at all to journalism in recent years -- maybe not a good idea, but if you have -- you surely have noticed those stories predicting, often with a certain relish, that the United States is about to become a majority-minority country.

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  • Americans Are More Comfortable with Existing Infrastructure>
    (Recent News - May 16 2019 - 4:00 PM:)
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    Repairing America’s infrastructure may be the only thing President Trump and congressional Democrats can agree on, but Americans aren’t nearly as worried about the country’s roads and bridges these days. They’re still not overly enthusiastic about paying for any repairs anyway.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults regard infrastructure – roads, bridges, dams, tunnels and the like – in the area where they live as safe, with 16% who say it’s Very Safe. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and see their local infrastructure as unsafe, but that includes only eight percent (8%) who say it’s Not At All Safe. (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 May 8-9, 2019 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.

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  • Most Oppose ‘Sex Strike’ Over Abortion Laws, But 25% Undecided>
    (Recent News - May 16 2019 - 2:30 PM:)
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    A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one. There are a lot of undecideds, though.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults favor a sex strike to fight these abortion laws. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed, but a notable 25% 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 May 14-15, 2019 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.

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