About Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen is a Senior Fellow for the Study of Self-Governance at The King’s College in New York City.  He is also an Editor-at-Large at Ballotpedia, the Encyclopedia of American Politics.

A familiar face on television news programs, Rasmussen spent two decades as one of the world’s leading public opinion pollsters. The Wall Street Journal calls him “a key player in the contact sport of politics.” The Washington Post adds that Scott is a “driving force in American politics.”

In partnership with Ballotpedia, he releases “Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day.” The feature highlights newsworthy and interesting topics at the intersection of politics, culture, and technology.

At King’s he is guiding development of an Institute for Community Driven Solutions. That Institute grew out of the message from his latest book, Politics Has Failed: America Will Not (2017).

Like most Americans, Rasmussen believes our nation’s political system is badly broken. Unlike most, however, he is very optimistic about America’s future. His book reminds us that governing involves far more than government. In fact, every organization and relationship has a vital role to play in governing society. It’s not about politics. It’s about figuring out the best way we can work together to find solutions.

A serial entrepreneur, Scott is the founder of Rasmussen Reports, co-founder of ESPN, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and syndicated columnist. Scott did his first radio commercial at the age of 7 and made his national television debut at 20. A career highlight was serving as emcee for hockey legend Gordie Howe’s 50th birthday celebration. Howe had been Scott’s childhood idol.

Scott graduated with a degree in history from DePauw University and earned his MBA at Wake Forest University.

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Looking Ahead to Election 2020 Aug 29, 2019

Seventy-five percent of Republican voters believe it really doesn't matter who the Democrats nominate because none of them will beat Donald Trump in next year's election. On the other hand, ScottRasmussen.com polling found that 49% of Democratic vote... Read More

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Economic Reality Matters More Than Spin Aug 22, 2019

Just over a week ago, market signals and several analysts suggested that the odds were increasing for a recession in 2020. Given that 73% of voters consider the economy a very important voting issue, it's no surprise that the new economic assessment ... Read More

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Epstein and the Reality of 21st-Century Politics Aug 15, 2019

The death of Jeffrey Epstein highlights an important reality underlying 21st-century American politics. Just 36% of American adults believe the official story that Epstein committed suicide. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 30% think h... Read More

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Extravagant Candidate Promises Aug 01, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has lots of big ideas to redesign the United States. She dreams of Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, forgiving student loans, waging war on corporate America and more. On the debate stage in Detroit, Warren pushed back when ... Read More