- Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending September 12.
- Strongly Approve: 34% (+2)
- Strongly Disapprove: 43%
- Total Approve: 47% (+1)
- Total Disapprove: 52% (-1)
- Strongly Approve: 33% (+1)
- Strongly Disapprove: 42%
- Total Approve: 47%
- Total Disapprove: 52%
Nearly one-out-of-three Likely Democratic Voters (32%) favor declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in the community where they live. Fourteen percent (14%) of Republicans and 20% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.
35% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe illegal immigrants should be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state. That’s up from 28% two years ago and the highest finding in surveys since 2007. Fifty-seven percent (57%) still oppose making illegal immigrants eligible for licenses where they live, but that’s down from 77% 12 years ago.
21% of American Adults have tried one of the sandwiches made with plant-derived products that many fast food chains are now offering.
53% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terrorism. That’s down slightly from 56% a year ago but consistent with findings since President Trump's election in November 2016. Prior to that time, this finding generally ran from the mid-20s to the low 40s. Just 16% now believe the terrorists are winning, while 25% say neither side is ahead.
44% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the use of fracking to produce more oil and natural gas for this country. Thirty-six percent (36%) are opposed. This compares to 46% and 39% respectively last year. A sizable 20% are undecided.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 140.8 in September, virtually unchanged from last month and still among 2019's highs to date. Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.
53% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose a taxpayer bailout of underfunded union pension funds. Just 26% support a pension bailout. A sizable 21% are undecided.
And for the President's job approval over the last week:
And over the past month:
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