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-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 23% 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 -18.
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.
Forty-six percent (46%) of Americans now know someone who, out of frustration with the difficult job market, has given up looking for work.
Only 12% say they rarely or never look at food nutrition labels. What do Americans think about the nutritional information they're given and the food they eat?
Disposable plastic shopping bags are a popular item at most grocery stories, and only 36% favor a ban on those plastic bags in their state.
Tonight Americans will be springing forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time, but fewer think it's worth the effort or even an effective way to save energy.
If the 2016 presidential election were held today, 47% of voters would choose Hillary Clinton, while 33% would opt for Jeb Bush.
Just 26% think the United States spends too much on the military and national security, the lowest finding in nearly a year-and-a-half.
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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