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  1. Never Mind Millennial Apathy, Here's Generation Z By Ted Rall

    Like many other Americans this week, I have been impressed with the poise, passion and guts of the Florida teenagers who survived the latest big school shooting, as well as that of their student allies in other cities who walked out of class, took to the streets and/or confronted government officials to demand that they take meaningful action to reduce gun violence. As we mark a series of big 50th anniversaries of the cluster of dramatic events that took place in 1968, one wonders: does this augur a return to the street-level militancy of that tumultuous year?

  2. Billy Graham Remembered Favorably

    Most Americans look with favor on the Rev. Billy Graham, the longtime Southern Baptist evangelist and spiritual counselor to several presidents, who died earlier this week.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of American Adults share a favorable view of Graham, with 32% who regard him Very Favorably. Just 22% have an unfavorable view of Graham, including only seven percent (7%) with a Very Unfavorable one. But one-in-five Americans (20%) 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 national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 21-22, 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 Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

    This is the president’s highest job approval rating since mid-June of last year. President Obama earned 45% approval on this date in the second year of his presidency.

    The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (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.

  4. Don't Take The Onion's Pessimism Too Seriously By Michael Barone

    "Study: 90 Percent Of Americans Strongly Opposed To Each Other." That's the headline on a story in what, on some days, seems to be America's most reliable news outlet, The Onion.  

  5. Media Sharks Smell Blood from Florida School -- and Ratings By Charles Hurt

    The dead were not even buried from the Florida school shooting before the partisan hacks and jackals in the press showed up. With glowing eyes and snarling in the darkness, they were on the scent of a fresh kill they could exploit to advance their own political agenda. And, of course, to goose TV ratings.

  6. Half Agree Russia Is Likely Election Meddler But Say U.S. Does, Too

    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has resulted in 13 indictments against Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election, half of voters think it’s possible this alleged interference cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. But slightly more think the U.S. government also interferes in the elections of other countries.

    (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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 19-20, 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. Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.

  8. Social Media Users Say Sites Don’t Influence Their Politics

    Last Friday, Robert Mueller’s special investigation handed over indictments against 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 election by using stolen identities from American citizens to promote mostly pro-Trump political activist campaigns through social media. Though most voters are avid users of social media,  few say they’re influenced  by political posts on platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of Likely U.S. Voters say they use social media like Facebook and Twitter at least a few times a week. That includes 42% who use them every day and 16% who do so nearly every day. Another eight percent (8%) say they go on such sites every now and then. Twenty-one percent (21%) say they rarely or never use social media. (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 national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 19-20, 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.

  9. Americans Aren’t Convinced Stricter Gun Control Laws Will Decrease Violent Crime

    In the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, officials and activists are calling for tighter gun control laws. But Americans aren’t convinced stricter gun laws will reduce crime and don’t trust the government to enforce those laws.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 15% of American Adults say stricter gun control laws increase violent crime, while 39% think stricter laws would decrease violent crime. Another 39% believe beefing up the country’s gun control laws would have no impact on violent crime. (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 February 19-20, 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.

  10. Is POTUS Most Powerful?

    Voters think the president of the United States holds the right amount of power, though they’re not sure if that makes him the most powerful person in the world.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 34% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president of the United States has too much power, while 12% think the president does not have enough power. Nearly half (47%) of voters think the president holds about the right amount of power. (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 or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 15 & 18, 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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