Most Plan for A Flu Shot Again This Year

Fewer Americans suffered through the flu last winter, and most plan to get a flu shot to make sure they duck it again.

Just 13% of American Adults report that they had the flu last winter, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That’s down from 17% the winter before, a particularly bad flu season. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 13-14, 2019 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.

Americans Agree Religion Is Under Punishing Assault

Most Americans who value their faith agree with Attorney General William Barr’s strongly worded speech last week declaring that religion is under heavy cultural attack.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults regard their religious faith as important in their daily lives, with 44% who describe it as Very Important. This is consistent with findings in surveys for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 15-16, 2019 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.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (see trends).

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The Democrats Descend on Ohio By Kyle Kondik

But will they next year?

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— As the Democrats debate in Ohio, questions loom about how important the state will be in next year’s presidential election.

— Two key demographic indicators help explain why the state swung toward the Republicans in 2016 and why it seems likely to again vote to the right of the nation in 2020.

— The state remains competitive, but it’s far more important now to Republicans than Democrats.

Most Still Champion A Holiday for Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus is still hanging in there. Most Americans still favor a national holiday – celebrated today this year – for the man generally credited with “discovering” America.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 56% of American Adults believe America should continue to honor Columbus with a national holiday. That’s down only slightly from 58% in 2017, the highest finding in surveys over the past 10 years. Just 26% oppose a national holiday for Columbus, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 9-10, 2019 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.

39% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Thirty-nine percent (39%) 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 October 10.

This week’s finding is up three points from a week ago. By comparison, this number ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama’s last full year in office.

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The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from October 6-10, 2019. The margin of sampling error for the survey 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.

Voters See Trump, Democrats With Plans for the Future

Voters remain sure that President Trump and the Democratic Party know where they’re headed, but they’re less confident that Republicans have a similar focus.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump has a plan for where he wants to take the nation. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 3 and 6, 2019 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.

19% of Democrat Debate Watchers Have Switched Candidates

Even Democrats aren’t overly thrilled about their party’s presidential debates so far, but one-in-five who’ve followed the debates say they’ve switched candidates since they began.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of Likely Democratic Voters have closely followed the debates among the Democratic presidential candidates, with 43% who have followed Very Closely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 13-14, 2019 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.

It’s a Middle-Class Boom By Stephen Moore

How much of the monetary gains from the Trump economic speedup have gone to the middle class? If you ask Democratic senators and presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, the answer to that question is … almost none.