Politics, Moderate



Voters Rate Political Corruption as America's Biggest Crisis

Fifty-three percent of voters believe political corruption is a crisis in the United States, while another 36% believe it is a significant problem but not a crisis.

That's consistent with other ScottRasmussen.com polling data showing that 87% of voters nationwide believe corruption is widespread in the federal government. Solid majorities ...Read more

Why Trump keeps winning on the immigration issue

President Donald Trump's proposal for sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities is supported by 46% of voters nationwide, according to a ScottRasmussen.com national survey. Fifty-four percent are opposed.

Despite this tepid support, raising the issue is likely to benefit the president's reelection prospects. That's partly because it's an ...Read more

The Democratic 20-percenters are boosting President Trump

Things are looking better for President Donald Trump than they were when the year began. The latest evidence is that 54% of voters nationwide now believe it is at least somewhat likely the president will be reelected in 2020. That's up from 50% a month ago and 46% in early February.

Obviously, there's a long way to go until Election Day. And we...Read more

Building a healthy political system

It's no secret that America's political system is badly broken, so ScottRasmussen.com decided to find out what voters think is wrong.

We began by exploring what voters think is needed to create and maintain a healthy political system. Four items were deemed "Very Important" by at least 7 out of every 10 voters: freedom of speech (77%), having ...Read more

Will consumers drive Facebook out of business?

It's no secret that firms such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple have extraordinary levels of power and influence. For example, most voters (55 percent) believe that Facebook has too much power. To some in the political world, this is a problem that only government intervention can solve.

But, that's not the way the public sees it.

There ...Read more

Who will the Democrats nominate to challenge President Trump?

For those in the political world, Election 2020 is already here, and the biggest question is whether or not President Donald Trump will get re-elected. Fifty percent of voters think that is likely to happen, while 49 percent disagree.

In reality, of course, there are two huge unknowns that will define the parameters of the campaign. The first ...Read more

Pessimistic about politics, optimistic about America

My latest book has a simple message built right into the title: "The Sun Is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not" expresses my deep pessimism about our broken political system and my great optimism about the future of our great nation.

Many in the political world have seemed puzzled by that combination. But recent polling ...Read more

Is socialism a threat to America, to Democrats or both?

In his State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump previewed a theme we are likely to hear a lot about between now and Election 2020. "Here, in the United States," he declared, "we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence -- not government coercion, domination and control....Read more

Trump can't win in 2020, but Democrats could lose

If the 2020 election were simply a question of whether voters want President Donald Trump to serve another term, he would lose. His job approval ratings have consistently been in the low- to mid-40s nationwide, and it's no better in potential battleground states. ScottRasmussen.com polling shows the president getting positive reviews from just ...Read more

Politics has failed, but America will not

Four hundred years ago this summer, colonial America's first representative assembly was convened in Jamestown, Virginia. The event launched a noble tradition that grew to become America's founding ideals of freedom, equality and self-governance.

However, that noble beginning was challenged right from the start. Just a few weeks after the ...Read more

What the Covington High School incident tells us about America

On Jan. 19, a moment arrived that nobody anticipated and quickly became a national Rorschach test. The moment came when a group of students had an encounter of some sort with a Native American elder on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Their encounter became a social media sensation. Despite nearly two hours of video footage and extensive ...Read more


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