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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21.

Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

Fifty-four percent (54%) of Americans plan to attend religious services to celebrate Easter

Most Americans continue to believe Jesus Christ was the son of God and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.

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Only 19% of voters now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time.

Just 41% of Americans are now at least somewhat confident that the Federal Reserve Board will be able to keep inflation under control and interest rates down, and that includes only 11% who are Very Confident.

Incumbent Republican Pat Roberts runs well ahead of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and one other potential Democratic challenger in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kansas.

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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 500 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 1,500 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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