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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday 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 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13.

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

At 10:30 a.m. Eastern today, we’re releasing our first numbers on Sony’s decision to cancel the release of the film “The Interview” under pressure from North Korean computer hackers.

The Obama administration is struggling to find an appropriate response to a foreign power’s attack on a major U.S. company. Most voters regard a major cyberattack on the United States by another country as an act of war. 

Just 16% think the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group in Afghanistan who last week took credit for the murder of 130 school children, truly represents the Islamic faith

Most voters continue to hold a negative opinion of Obamacare and remain committed to the belief that consumers should have choices when it comes to health insurance.

How many last-minute shoppers are still out there. Find out at noon today.

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Consumer confidence continues to climb. 

But Americans are ending 2014 more in debt than they were at the beginning of the year. 

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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