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Look, there are not many people who can claim they got the Trump phenomenon right, top to bottom.
— Sean Trende, RealClear Politics
 

Right Direction or Wrong Track
33% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Rasmussen Reports / Monday, June 05, 2017

Thirty-three percent (33%) 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 June 1.   


Can the Polling Industry Learn From Its Mistakes?
A Commentary By Robert Barnes

Rasmussen Reports / Thursday, May 18, 2017

The American Association for Public Opinion Research convenes today for its 72nd annual conference. The first such conference took place in 1945, right before the last presidential election that led to widespread concern about the science and art of polling. But buried within that 1948 election were the seeds of the rebirth of polling as a credible profession for the next six decades. After the disastrous polling in the last presidential election, another rebirth is in order.

 

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