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  1. What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

    Stories of sexual harassment and abuse continued to dominate the week’s news, especially early on, but as the week progressed, the near completion of the Republican tax reform plan and Thursday’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules were also making news.

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  2. More Holiday Shoppers Are Going Online This Year

    Today is Free Shipping Day, when many online retailers offer free shipping on gifts in time for Christmas, but online shopping is already more popular than ever with Americans for holiday shopping this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% of American Adults plan to do at least some of their holiday gift shopping online this year, including 33% who plan to do all or most of their shopping on the Internet. Just 15% won’t be going online at all to buy gifts this year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 12-13, 2017 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 40% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (see trends).

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  4. Picking the Lock in Alabama By Michael Barone

    Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week.   

  5. Does The Media Cut Dems a Break? GOP Voters Think So

    News stories covering sexual harassment claims against politicians continue to top headlines, but GOP voters overwhelmingly feel the media gives favorable treatment to Democratic politicians. Democrats, however, are not as convinced.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 2017 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.

  6. Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly By Patrick J. Buchanan

    On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned.

    The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself.

  7. Celebrity Campaign Endorsements Don’t Mean Much to Voters

    Despite President Trump campaigning for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Moore still lost the election to his Democratic opponent. Most voters say celebrity or politician endorsements of candidates in local elections aren’t important to their vote, however, that number has doubled over the last three years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s even somewhat important to their vote when celebrities or politicians from outside their state campaign on behalf of a local candidate. Most (70%) say such campaigning is not important to their vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 2017 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. Most Call for Trump’s Resignation If Sex Allegations Are True

    Most voters believe the accusations several women have made against President Trump and say he should resign if they are proven true. But Republicans are far less convinced.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the allegations of sexual misconduct made by several women against Trump prior to his election as president. Twenty-eight percent (28%) do not, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 2017 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. Partisan Gerrymandering and the Outlook for the 2018 U.S. House Elections By Alan I. Abramowitz

    There is a growing sense among political observers that the United States may be heading toward a wave election in 2018. Results of recent special elections, including Doug Jones’ (D) victory in the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday, along with Democratic victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections and surprisingly large Democratic gains in the Virginia House of Delegates all point toward the likelihood of substantial Democratic gains in next year’s midterm elections, including a real possibility that Democrats could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, results of recent generic ballot polling generally show large Democratic l

  10. Sex and Race Matter in Middle Class Identity

    The majority of American adults continues to identify as middle class, but sex and race are among the factors that shape that identity and what it means.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults consider themselves to be in the middle class, basically unchanged from April of last year. But the number who describe themselves as upper middle class has risen from 16% to 21% in that same period. Only two percent (2%) say they are wealthy, while 16% feel they are poor, down from 20% in the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 10-11, 2017 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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