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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday 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 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

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Tonight’s the night. The Democratic candidates will take the stage for their first presidential debate, but voters in the president’s party are already predicting a victory for their party’s current frontrunner

Rasmussen Reports Managing Editor Fran Coombs in his pre-debate analysis predicts that the debate won't change a thing in the Democratic race

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Democrats believe Hillary Clinton is likely to be the their party’s presidential candidate. 

Look for the candidates to promise Americans a better, safer future. Right now, just 24% of voters think the country is heading in the right direction. That’s the lowest finding in over a year.

More voters than ever believe terrorists are beating the United States and its allies in the War on Terror.

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Fifty percent (50%) of Americans still believe the United States should honor Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday.

Most adults in this country remain proud of America and its history

But 27% think there are too many federal holidays.

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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 +/- 2.5 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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