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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Democrats approve of the job the president is doing, but just 16% of Republicans and 41% of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties agree.

The latest figures include 23% of all Likely Voters who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

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

What do voters think of the president’s plan for defeating the ISIS/ISIL radical Islamic group in Iraq? We’ll let you know at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.

It’s one of this year’s marquee U.S. Senate races. How does Scott Brown match up with Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire? Check back at noon Eastern to find out.

It’s been nearly a year since the national health care law officially took effect, and voter attitudes about its impact on the cost and quality of care remain basically unchanged and negative. 

Over one-third of voters don’t know which political party controls the House of Representatives and which has a majority in the Senate - less than two months before an election that may put one party in charge of both.

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Incumbent Democrat Chris Coons is well ahead in Delaware’s U.S. Senate race.

Americans aren’t big on professional athletes as role models for children.

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

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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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