- Thirty-seven percent (37%) 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 November 25.
- Strongly Approve: 36%
- Strongly Disapprove: 42% (-3)
- Total Approve: 49% (+4)
- Total Disapprove: 50% (-4)
- Strongly Approve: 35% (+1)
- Strongly Disapprove: 43% (-1)
- Total Approve: 48% (+1)
- Total Disapprove: 51% (-1)
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows Biden with 37% support among Likely Democratic Voters. In distant second is Warren with 15% of the vote, followed by Sanders at 14% and Buttigieg at 12%.
27% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal or state governments should ban speech by individuals that a majority of Americans believes to be offensive, including speech considered to be racist or sexist. Fifty percent (50%) oppose a ban on such speech, while 24% are undecided.
Despite the past month’s highly publicized House impeachment hearings, the president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in November, up one point from October. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapproved of the president’s job performance last month, unchanged from October.
The United States currently contributes nearly one-quarter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s $2.5 billion annual budget, and just 35% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America should continue to give more money to NATO than any other member country. 49% disagree and say the United States should not give more money than any other member does. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.
63% of Likely U.S. Voters consider it likely that climate change will be catastrophic for humans, plants and animals, with 43% who say it’s Very Likely. Thirty-four percent (34%) think such a catastrophe is unlikely, including 16% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. Forty-eight percent (48%) believe climate change is caused primarily by human activity. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and say long-term planetary trends are largely to blame. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. This is consistent with regular surveying in recent years.
14% of American Adults say that none of their holiday gift shopping this year will be done online, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That figure has been trending down from 37% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in 2012 to 18% a year ago at this time. Among the 82% who plan to do at least some of their holiday shopping online, 37% plan to do all or most of it that way, up from 33% last year.
50% of Likely Democratic Voters still think their party’s presidential nominee in 2020 is likely to be a woman or person of color, with 16% who say it’s Very Likely. But that compares to 68% and 18% respectively in late January of this year. While only 22% of Democrats considered that unlikely at the beginning of the year, now twice as many (43%) feel that way.
And for the President's job approval over the last week (only two days thanks to the holiday):
And over the past month:
—Mary Chesnut, 1861
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.