Most Say Foreign Aid Not Worth It for Taxpayers

While foreign aid to Ukraine is dominating the headlines, most voters continue to view U.S. government dollars sent to other countries as a bad deal for taxpayers.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. taxpayers are getting a good return on their investment in foreign aid. Fifty-two percent (52%) say taxpayers are not getting a good return, while 26% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23-24, 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.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/october_2019/most_say_foreign_aid_not_worth_it_for_taxpayers?utm_campaign=RR10252019Dn&utm_source=criticlaimpact-&utm_medium=email

GOP Remains Trump’s, Not Romney’s, Party

Mitt Romney continues to be perhaps the most vocal Republican critic of President Trump, but GOP voters still side with the president and think Romney is hurting their party.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of Likely Republican Voters think the GOP should be more like Trump than like Romney. Thirty percent (30%) say the GOP should be more like the freshman senator from Utah. These findings are unchanged from early January. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/october_2019/gop_remains_trump_s_not_romney_s_party?utm_campaign=RR10232019DN&utm_source=criticalimpact&utm_medium=email

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.)

Among Democrats who have followed the debates, 53% still favor the candidate they liked before the debates. But 19% have switched their support to another candidate because of the debates. Twenty-eight percent (28%) remain undecided.

Only 42% of Democrats, however, think their party’s debates have done a good job of narrowing the field to the best candidates. Nearly as many (40%) say they have not done a good job. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/19_of_democrat_debate_watchers_have_switched_candidates?utm_campaign=RR10152019DN&utm_source=criticalimpact-&utm_medium=email

Supreme Court Update Approval of the U.S. Supreme Court Remains High

Despite the controversy surrounding its latest member, voter approval of the U.S. Supreme Court which began its latest session this week remains higher than it has been in years. Voters also clearly think President Trump with his two nominations to the high court has moved it to the right.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think the Supreme Court is doing a good or excellent job. Sixteen percent (16%) rate its performance as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Continue reading “Supreme Court Update Approval of the U.S. Supreme Court Remains High”

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Congressional Performance Most Consider ‘Serious’ Work from Congress Unlikely

Congress continues to earn mediocre reviews for its job performance, with voters more convinced than ever that it’s unlikely to focus on the country’s biggest problems.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is likely to seriously address the most important problems facing our nation. Sixty-eight percent (68%) consider that unlikely. These findings includes only 10% who feel Congress is Very Likely to tackle the big issues and 36% who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This is the highest level of cynicism in surveying since 2006. In most surveys, doubt about Congress’ seriously addressing the most important problems has run in the mid-50s.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/rate_congress_oct08?utm_campaign=RR10082019DN&utm_source=criticalimpact&utm_medium=email

Impeachment Motivates Anti-Trumpers More Than Pro-Trumpers for 2020

Anti-Trumpers are more likely than President Trump’s supporters to say an impeachment vote will drive them to the polls next year. But voters in general still rank illegal immigration ahead of Trump’s impeachment as an action item for Congress and are evenly divided over whether his impeachment would help or hurt the country.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe the impeachment of Trump would be good for the country. Just as many (46%) say it would be bad for the country instead. Only three percent (3%) think it would have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

If the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump, 37% say they are more likely to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Only 13% are less likely to vote, while 48% say an impeachment vote would have no impact on their vote.

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