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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday 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 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

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

Are Democrats still in a position to take a Senate seat away from the GOP in Georgia? We’ll tell you at noon Eastern today.

Most voters don’t consider the so-called “war on women” a war at all but see it as just a political tactic.

With midterm elections approaching, does America think it’s possible that Obamacare could take control of the Senate away from Democrats and give it to the GOP?

Voters continue to trust Republicans more than Democrats in most major policy issues, but health care isn’t one of them.

Republican Governor Scott Walker is edging ahead in his bid for reelection in Wisconsin.

(More below)

Just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

Most voters still don’t think Washington, D.C. should be a state.

A new high of 63% believe their home is worth more now than when they bought it.

(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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