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  • Most Who Own Guns Feel Safer>
    (Recent News - August 15 2019 - 2:30 PM:)
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    While Americans argue over the availability of guns, most of those with a gun in their house continue to say it makes them feel safer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults say they or someone in their household has a gun, down from 44% in February of last year. Fifty-four percent (54%) say they do not, while eight percent (8%) are not sure. (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 August 8 and 11, 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. See methodology.

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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll>
    (Recent News - August 15 2019 - 1:30 PM:)
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    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 32% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (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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  • The End of the Filibuster May Loom By Hunter Brown>
    (Recent News - August 15 2019 - 12:30 PM:)
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    Neither side has a practical path to 60 Senate votes, which may imperil the practice.

    KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

    — With the exception of a brief stint in 2009-2010 enabled by a string of improbable Democratic victories, no party has commanded a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate since the 1970s.

    — Given the current partisan composition of the states, it seems nearly impossible for either party to gain 60 seats for the foreseeable future.

    — The Republicans, absent any major proposals needing 60 votes, lacked an incentive to end the filibuster in 2017. The Democrats, in contrast, have several such proposals heading into 2020.

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  • Americans Say Murder More Likely Than Suicide in Epstein Case>
    (Recent News - August 14 2019 - 2:30 PM:)
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    Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults believe Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail. Forty-two percent (42%) think Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. A sizable 29% 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 August 12-13, 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. See methodology.

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  • Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding the Wicked War on ICE? By Michelle Malkin>
    (Recent News - August 14 2019 - 1:30 PM:)
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    All the gun control zealots out in full force last week have apparently gone to the beach. An alarming shooting took place at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio on Tuesday. Local media reported that "multiple shots were fired on two floors targeting ICE officials." But the Second Amendment saboteurs were AWOL.

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  • Sell an Organ By John Stossel>
    (Recent News - August 14 2019 - 10:39 AM:)
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    Have you volunteered to be an organ donor? I did.

    I just clicked the box on the government form that asks if, once I die, I'm willing to donate my organs to someone who needs them.

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  • Voters Waver on Role of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan>
    (Recent News - August 13 2019 - 2:30 PM:)
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    The Trump administration’s negotiations with the Taliban may soon bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Fewer voters than ever see Afghanistan as important to America’s well-being, but most still stop short of supporting a complete troop withdrawal.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 31% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States, down from a high of 45% two years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) do not, while 32% 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 Likely Voters was conducted on August 4-5, 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. See methodology.

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  • China, Not Russia, the Greater Threat By Patrick J. Buchanan>
    (Recent News - August 13 2019 - 1:30 PM:)
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    Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport.

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  • Sending an SOS to the Federal Reserve By Stephen Moore>
    (Recent News - August 13 2019 - 12:30 PM:)
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    To keep the economy from a further growth slowdown, the Fed must inject more dollar liquidity into the global economy -- immediately.

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  • 39% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction>
    (Recent News - August 12 2019 - 4:00 PM:)
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    Thirty-nine percent (39%) 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 August 8.

    (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 August 4-8, 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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