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  1. Fewer See Benefit of Summer Break, But Still Value Summer Work

    As summer vacation begins, most adults still see the value in the break for students and in work for young people during this break. They’re likelier to think it will be easier for young people to find summer jobs now, though.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think most students learn life lessons during summer vacation that could never been learned in a classroom, though that’s down from 57% four years ago and 71% in 2011. 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 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.

  2. Those Closely Following Trump Choose TV News

    In this day and age, people can get their news from a variety of different mediums. For voters closely following news related to President Trump, the television is a must-watch source.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters who are following news reports about Trump’s actions and policies Very Closely get most of their daily news from TV programs. In a distant second is the internet, at 25%, followed by the radio at 11%. Only seven percent (7%) who follow news about the president Very Closely turn to newspapers for information, while three percent (3%) look to social media. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 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.

  3. Weapons of Mass Manipulation By Michelle Malkin

    Confirmation bias damages reputations. It ruins credibility. It destroys lives.

  4. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

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

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  5. Democrats Maintain Their Lead on Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats maintain a slight lead on this week’s Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on June 10-14, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  6. Chinese Big Brother By John Stossel

    Upset because Facebook and Google invade your privacy? Be glad you don't live in China.

    Facebook and other Western apps are banned there. The government views their openness as a threat. So the Chinese use platforms like WeChat and Alibaba.

  7. Voters Say Senior Fed Cops Likely Broke Law to Stop Trump

    Just over half of voters continue to believe some of the nation’s top cops may have acted illegally to keep President Trump from being elected. Those most familiar with a just-released Justice Department internal report detailing high-level political bias are even more convinced that there was wrongdoing.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely that senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the presidency, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 50% and 32% respectively when we first asked this question in February.

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) still say it’s unlikely that these top officials broke the law in an effort to stop Trump, including 24% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 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.

  8. Fake Support for a Free Market In Energy By Stephen Moore

    All of a sudden, everyone on the left wants "free markets in energy policy." As someone who's advocated for that for, oh, about three decades, this riff should be music to my ears. But is laissez faire energy policy really what liberals are seeking?

  9. Trump and the Invasion of the West By Patrick J. Buchanan

    "It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents.    

  10. Americans View Online Dating Sites More Favorably

    Facebook announced last month that it is launching a dating app which could be good news for the social network since Americans look more favorably these days on dating sites.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of American Adults now have a favorable opinion of online dating services like eHarmony and match.com, up from just 16% in late 2012. Slightly more (29%) still view dating sites unfavorably, but that’s down noticeably from the 44% who felt that way in the earlier survey. Fifty percent (50%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 11-12, 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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