The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) now disapprove.
Today’s figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Just 37% of New Jersey voters want Governor Chris Christie to run for president and 44% would vote for him if he did. Christie, though, has a huge lead in his re-election bid. In the special election to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, Democrat Corey Booker is the clear favorite in both the primary and the general election.
The Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship before voter registration. However, it did so because federal law trumps state law. If the federal law was changed, requiring proof of citizenship first would be acceptable. Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters favor such a requirement.
On the Generic Congressional Ballot, Republicans and Democrats are tied at 39%. This is the first time since June 2009 that both parties are below 40%. Scott Rasmussen suggested “This could be a sign that voters are just fed up with both parties.”
Whether it’s health care, immigration, gun control, or the various controversies in DC, Scott Rasmussen’s weekly newspaper column shows that the unifying theme is a renewed distrust of government. “Many in Washington are frustrated by the public distrust. They dream of public relations programs to overcome it. What is needed, though, is for the government to change its behavior, so that it can earn the trust of the people it serves.”
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Thirty-six percent (36%) rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent while 27% say poor. Most (57%) believe it will get worse over the next few years.
Forty-one percent (41%) believe the Supreme Court is too hostile towards religion, 15% say it’s too friendly.
See Scott’s interview with former NSA analyst and subsequent whistle-blower Kirk Wiebe. Given what he knows, Wiebe says it is reasonable for the majority of Americans to view the federal government as a threat to individual rights. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters believe NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. What America Thinks airs on 64 stations nationwide. Find a station near you.
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.
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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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