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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 20% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

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

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

Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters think it is likely that the United States will be forced to send combat troops back to Iraq to fight the radical Islamic group ISIS, with 47% who say it is Very Likely.

Forty-eight percent (48%) support the United States sending combat troops to Iraq as part of an international coalition to fight ISIS, but only 33% believe the United States should go it alone.

The Kansas Senate race could be a problem for Republicans.

The race to replace retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin in Iowa remains neck-and-neck as it has been since June.

The Georgia governor’s race is also tied.

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Consumer confidence yesterday fell to its lowest level since late January. 

Americans continue to say buying a home is a family’s best investment, but they are closely divided over whether now is the opportune time for someone in their area to sell their house.

Seventy-four percent (74%) prefer cheese on their hamburgers.

(More to come)

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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