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  1. Five Years Later, Many Say Snowden is Neither Hero Nor Traitor

    It’s been five years since Edward Snowden exposed the federal government’s surveillance of millions of innocent Americans in the name of national security, and voters still think he falls somewhere in between the lines of hero and traitor, though they still want him tried for treason.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 14% of Likely U.S. Voters today think Snowden is a hero for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s phone and e-mail surveillance programs, while another 29% think he’s a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Nearly half of voters (48%) think he falls somewhere in between the two. This shows little change from 2016. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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. Republicans More Likely to See a ‘Party of the People’ These Days

    Voters—and Republicans specifically—have more faith these days that someone in Washington represents them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people. That’s down from 46% a year ago and the previous low of 43% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in 2010. This finding reached a high of 53% four years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 12-13, 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. Social Security Fails By John Stossel

    Social Security is running out of money.    

  4. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

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

    The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends).

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  5. Democratic Lead Grows on Generic Congressional Ballot

    Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but after two weeks of a tightening race, Democrats have expanded their lead.

    The latest telephone and online survey finds that 48% 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 eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted on August 5-9, 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. The Theory of Political Relative Relativity By Michelle Malkin

    It's quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others.

    Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet or call away. The media schadenfreude over such bloody bloodline battles is thicker than California wildfire smoke.

  7. An Easy Way to Lower the Trade Deficit By Stephen Moore

    From the first day Donald Trump started running for president, he has raged against America's large and persistent trade deficit. His tariff policies are designed to try to reduce these trade imbalances. It is the metric he uses to gage whether other nations are playing by the rules of our trade deals. As a pure economic accounting measure, the U.S. GDP goes down when we import and goes up when we export.

  8. Half Think Humans are Responsible for Global Warming

    California Governor Jerry Brown blamed the spreading California wildfires on climate change, something voters still consider a serious issue heading into the midterms. And they think humans are to blame.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters think global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem, down just four points from the 10-year high of 73% in March 2017. In 2015, the number of voters who considered global warming a serious problem was in the mid-60s.

    Today, just 30% of voters do not consider global warming a serious problem. The latest finding includes 44% who see it as a Very Serious problem and 12% who say global warming is Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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. Most GOP Voters Say ‘No’ to Mueller Interview of Trump

    Democrats want President Trump to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team for an interview; Republicans don’t. But both sides agree that a Trump interview is unlikely to bring Mueller’s probe to a close.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of all Likely U.S. Voters think Trump should agree to be interviewed by Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and say the president should not consent to an interview. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 12-13, 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. Voters See More Wildfires But Differ On Why

    Like President Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown, voters disagree on the cause of the wildfires raging in northern California, but most think this is a worse season for fires than usual.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe there have been more wildfires this year than in past years. Only 28% think there's just been more media coverage of the fires than there has been in the past. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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.