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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 35% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.

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See “What They Told Us” in surveys this past week.  

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Americans who plan to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow think the commercials are more interesting than the game itself.

Mitt Romney announced yesterday that he will not make a third run for the presidency, and Republican voters strongly agree with him that their party needs a fresh face to run in 2016.

Not so on the Democratic side. Ask Democratic voters, and the race to be their 2016 presidential nominee is still Hillary Clinton’s to lose.

Americans support women in the pulpit and in senior leadership positions within the church. But they are more hesitant when it comes to supporting openly gay and lesbian religious leaders.

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Voters think the president is getting more confrontational with his political opponents.

But Democratic voters remain more content with their party’s political representation than Republican voters are.

Half of Americans say they rarely eat fast food, but for those who do, it’s not necessarily because they like it.

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Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often don’t show as dramatic a change as some other pollsters do. It depends on how you ask the question and whom you ask. 

To get a sense of longer-term job approval trends for the president, Rasmussen Reports compiles our tracking data on a full month-by-month basis.

Rasmussen Reports has been a pioneer in the use of automated telephone polling techniques, but many other firms still utilize their own operator-assisted technology (see methodology).

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 400 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,200 Likely Voters is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Platinum Members.

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