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  1. Most See Barbara Bush As Good Role Model

    Americans hold a solidly favorable opinion of former first lady Barbara Bush who died earlier this week, and most think she set a good example for others to follow.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of American Adults have a favorable view of the woman who was both the wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush, including 50% who share a Very Favorably one. Just nine percent (9%) have a somewhat or Very Unfavorable opinion of Mrs. Bush. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 18-19, 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. Why the Authoritarian Right Is Rising By Patrick J. Buchanan

    A fortnight ago, Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party won enough seats in the Hungarian parliament to rewrite his country's constitution.   

  3. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).

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    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. Collusion, Anyone? By Michael Barone

    As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion seems headed upward toward certainty.

    The Russia collusion charge had some initial credibility because of businessman Donald Trump's dealings in Russia and candidate Trump's off-putting praise of Vladimir Putin.

  5. Most Likely to Skip Comey’s Book, Question Its Accuracy

    Fired FBI Director James Comey’s new book and related media interviews don’t seem to be winning any converts. Most voters say they’re unlikely to read the book, perhaps in part because they’re closely divided over whether Comey’s telling the truth or just taking a political shot at President Trump.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” to be an accurate portrayal of his dealings with Trump. Slightly more (42%) view it as a politically motivated attack on the president. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 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.

  6. Americans, Parents See Too Much Focus on Standardized Tests

    As students across the country sit down for school-wide standardized testing in the weeks to come, many Americans and parents think there’s too much emphasis on these tests and their outcomes.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults with children of elementary or secondary school age think too much emphasis is placed on standardized tests in schools these days, though that’s down from 64% in 2016 and the lowest in nearly four years. Just 19% of parents think there is not enough emphasis on standardized testing in schools today, while 17% think the balance is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 16-17, 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. Republicans Happy to See Comey Go; Democrats Not So Much

    Was firing FBI Director James Comey last year a good idea by President Trump? It depends on who you ask.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Trump’s decision last year to fire Comey, up five points from last May shortly after he was terminated as FBI Director. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree with Trump’s decision to fire Comey, down from 51%. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 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. Underestimate Trump’s Reelection Odds at Your Own Peril By Kyle Kondik

    One might have done better in predicting the 2016 presidential election, or at least in anticipating the very close eventual outcome, by basing a projection of the national popular vote on the findings of several political science models released prior to the election. These models, which were compiled by James Campbell of the University at Buffalo, SUNY and printed in both PS: Political Science and Politics and here at the Crystal Ball , generally pointed to a close election. These models mostly made their predictions several months in advance of the election and were based on the incumbent’s approval rating, the economy, and other “fundamental” factors.

  9. Voters Think Both Parties Have Lost Touch

    Even with Republicans now in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress, most GOP voters still feel like they don’t have a voice in Washington, D.C.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Republican Voters now believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters throughout the nation. Just 24% of Republicans now think their representatives have done a good job representing the party’s values. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 and 23, 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.

  10. History Suggests Double Trouble For Incumbent Trump By Paul Brandus

    President Donald Trump talks of winning reelection in 2020, and he filed papers to run again back on Inauguration Day. But history suggests the person taking the oath of office 33 months from now will be someone else.

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