The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Yesterday was Good Friday, the day Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified. Most Americans continue to believe Jesus was the son of God and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.
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Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius trails incumbent Republican Pat Roberts by 17 points - 54% to 37% - in a hypothetical U.S. Senate race in Kansas.
Despite the president’s continuing complaints about what women are paid, 60% of voters believe the U.S. economy is fair to women.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans are worried about inflation, and 72% expect the amount they spend for groceries to be higher a year from now.
Just 50% are even somewhat confident in the nation’s banks, and that includes only 10% who are Very Confident. In July 2008, prior to the Wall Street meltdown, 68% were confident in the U.S. banking system.
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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